Over the weekend, NBC played a series order for The Player, a Las Vegas-set action thriller from the team behind The Blacklist, which is set to star Wesley Snipes (The Expendables 3) alongside Philip Winchester (24: Live Another Day), Charity Wakefield (The Raven) and Damon Gupton (Whiplash).
According to Variety, The Player “follows a former military operative-turned-security expert (Winchester) who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. His goal is to take them down to get revenge for the death of his wife.
Check out the first trailer here…
The Player will get underway on NBC later this year.