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The Player NBC Cast List, Premiere Date and Trailer – TV Series

The Player NBC Cast, Release Date and Trailer: Premiering Fall 2015, this all-action TV thriller stars Philip Winchester, Wesley Snipes and British actress Charity Wakefield.

The Player NBC Trailer

The Player Cast – NBC TV series
Character Name – Actor/Actress

Mr Johnson – Wesley Snipes – Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Demolition Man, The Expendables 3, Brooklyn’s Finest, Undisputed, One Night Stand, New Jack City

Alex Kane – Philip Winchester – Strike Back, Camelot, Crusoe, 24: Live Another Day, Fringe, Maneater, Alice, In My Sleep, Flyboys

Cassandra – Charity Wakefield – Wolf Hall, Sense & Sensibility, Casualty 1907, Casualty 1909, Leaving, Mockingbird Lane, Day of the Flowers

Cal Brown – Damon Gupton – Empire, Rake, The Divide, Prime Suspect, Deadline, Whiplash, The Last Airbender

Ginny – Cara Buono – Person of Interest, Third Watch, Mad Men, The Sopranos, The Dead Zone, Hulk, Beer League, Let Me In

The Player NBC Premiere Date

The release date and time for episode 1 of The Player has now been officially set for Thursday September 24, 2015 at 10/9c on NBC.


Starring Blade actor Wesley Snipes alongside Strike Back’s Philip Winchester, The Player is a high tempo thriller based around Winchester’s character Alex Kane. This expert in security and former intelligence officer gets caught up in a conspiracy which leaves him needing to carry out various acts of heroism to save the lives of innocent people. Meanwhile, Snipes plays the role of ‘pit boss’ Mr Johnson.

According to Deadline, a mysterious and wealthy group of individuals who like to gamble on crime, bet on Alex’s ability to prevent what would be some of the biggest crimes in history from playing out. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets!

Coming to you from the same people who produce fellow NBC drama The Blacklist, The Player is an action-thriller set in Las Vegas, Nevada. First announced back in February 2015, the series was originally titled Endgame. Renamed as The Player, a full season of the show was commissioned on May 8th 2015.