Watch: Wesley Snipes Gambles on Crime in NBC’s ‘The Player’

NBC has shared a new featurette for its action-packed thriller The Player (previously titled Endgame ), which co-stars Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester ( Strike Back ).

Hailing from the producers of Leverage and The Blacklist , the Las Vegas-set series follows a former military operative turned security expert (Winchester) who is drawn into a high-stakes game.

An organization of wealthy individuals will gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out.

Wesley Snipes as Mr. Johnson on NBC's 'The Player'

Wesley Snipes as Mr. Johnson on NBC’s ‘The Player’

Snipes plays the game’s mysterious pit boss, Mr. Johnson, while Charity Wakefield ( Wolf Hall ) is the dealer, Cassandra King.

Damon Gupton ( Whiplash ) plays Detective Cal Brown.

Philip Winchester as Alex King on NBC's 'The Player'

Philip Winchester as Alex King on NBC’s ‘The Player’

The series is written by John Rogers who also serves as an executive producer along with John Davis , John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri .

It is produced by Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment and Kung Fu Monkey,

The Player will premiere on Thursday, September 24, 10:00 pm on NBC.

[via shadowandact ]