TV Line is reporting that Rockmond Dunbar will be returning to BET's The Game for a 6-8 episode arc in its upcoming fifth season. Dunbar, currently portraying new Charming sheriff Eli Roosevelt on Sons of Anarchy, will be reprising his role as Pookie, who he played in a season three episode.
The Game returned to television last January nearly two years after being canceled by The CW. The show, which found a foothold on BET with its well-rated reruns, then exploded in popularity, arguably launching BET's current scripted boom. The network recently debuted Reed Between the Lines, a sitcom featuring Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends) and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show), and will be premiering the next seasons of The Game and Let's Stay Together in January.
Dunbar, most known for his leading role in Showtime's Soul Food, has appeared in the likes of Terriers, Prison Break, and Heartland.
Will you be watching the next season of The Game? How do you think season four compared to the years the show was on The CW? What do you hope to see from season five?