I watched the first episode and enjoyed it. It's a fun,
action show. It's very cool in every way. It's not at all
realistic, either, but that's okay. It's just a fun
adrenaline rush, like watching a superhero show (but not one
that requires you to think a whole lot).
Alex Kane (Philip Winchester) is a former hit
man/intelligence officer that now works for a top security
firm in Las Vegas. He takes lots of risks to protect the
high profile clients. Then he gets pulled into a very
dangerous "game" and targeted. His wife gets killed.
Wesley Snipes plays Mr. Johnson, a mysterious figure.
Charity Wakefield plays a woman named Cassandra. They inform
Alex, who's searching for his wife's killer, that rich
people gamble on a life-or-death game. Johnson is the "pit
boss" and Cassandra is the "dealer." Alex plays the
game (finds the bad guys), and the rich people bet on him.
He's not allowed to tell anyone about the game or get any
help, except from Cassandra.
Alex agrees to play their game, but he's really more
interested in finding out what really happened to his wife.
This is a very weird show, but like I said, cool. Philip
Winchester is a very striking hero, and he's probably also
the best actor in the group. He makes us really feel
for his character. He also has a dash of James Bond in him.
If you like lots of action, this is your show. If you
care about realism, this is definitely not it. Fans of "24"
or Winchester's former show "Strike Back" should enjoy this
one. I would definitely watch this one for fun, mindless TV
on a Saturday night.
From the executive producers of “The Blacklist” comes the
action-packed Las Vegas-set thriller “The Player.” The
series co-stars Wesley Snipes as a pit boss and Charity
Wakefield as the dealer for a high-stakes game where an
organization of wealthy individuals gamble on the ability of
former military operative turned security expert Philip
Winchester (“Strike Back,” “Fringe”) to stop some of the
biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them
down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his
wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins.
John Rogers serves as writer and executive producer. John
Davis, John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri also executive
produce. “The Player” is produced by Sony Pictures
Television, Davis Entertainment and Kung Fu Monkey.
ELITE GAMBLING ORGANIZATION BET ON A SPECIAL OPS
ABILITY TO STOP CRIME- Special op turned
security expert, Alex Kane (Philip Winchester),
is unable to catch his ex-wife Ginny's (Daisy
Betts) murderer. In searching for justice Kane
crosses paths with a shadowy organization,
called the House, led by Mr. Johnson (Wesley
Snipes) and Cassandra King (Charity Wakefield).
Kane reluctantly joins forces with the elite
organization whose members bet on whether he can
stop future crimes. Also starring- Damon Gupton,
Carlo Rota, Nitya Vidyasagar and Jade Bender
ANTE UP (TV-14)
THE BETS ARE IN AND THE CRIMES
BEGIN- Alex Kane (Philip Winchester)
is sent to stop a diamond heist and
runs into an old colleague that
wants information. Mr. Johnson
(Wesley Snipes) and Cassandra King
(Charity Wakefield) intervene and
threaten to call off the bets.
Finally, Kane attends Ginny's (Daisy
Betts) funeral and uncovers some
shocking evidence about her murder.
Also starring- Damon Gupton
L.A. TAKEDOWN (TV-14)
ALEX AND CASSANDRA HEAD TO LOS
ANGELES- Alex (Philip Winchester)
enlists a friend to investigate
Ginny's murder even further, but Mr.
Johnson (Wesley Snipes) intervenes.
Meanwhile, Kane and Cassandra
(Charity Wakefield) head to the city
of angels to stop a sniper from
executing a drug cartel's plan for
revenge. Detective Brown (Damon
Gupton) assists the FBI in an
investigation regarding missing
ex-special ops in Vegas. Adrian
Bellani, Dustin Ybarra, Kadee
Strickland, Mackenzie Astin and
Fiona Dourif also guest star.
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