*Wesley Snipes is coming to TV screens near you with a starring role in NBC’s new show “The Player,” which comes from the producers of “The Blacklist” and “Leverage.”
According to Shadow and Act, the series, which was initially titled “Endgame,” stars Snipes as the “pit boss” of a high stakes game that a former military operative turned security expert (Philip Winchester) is drawn into. The game in question involves an organization of wealthy individuals who gamble on the ability of Winchester’s character to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out.
Described by NBC as an action-packed Las Vegas thriller, “The Player” also features Damon Gupton and Charity Wakefield. Executive producers for the show include director Bharat Nalluri, John Davis, John Fox and John Rogers, who also serves as writer.
“The Player” is among the shows NBC has ordered to series for the upcoming TV season. Viewers can look for the thriller on Thursday nights as it occupies the 10 p.m. slot and will compete for viewers with ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder.”
Snipes’ starring role in the “The Players comes amid news of him inking a first-look deal with the Sony Pictures Television earlier this year. With the deal, the actor will develop and produce a diverse slate of projects, via his Maandi Media shingle.
To see the first trailer for “The Player,” check out the video below: