NBC Picks Up Drama Series 'The Player' Starring Wesley Snipes (His First TV Appearance Since 2003!)

Wesley Snipes was released from prison on April 2, 2013, and aside from starring in The Expendables 3 as Doctor Death, he’s been relatively quiet. There were mumblings that he’d almost landed the role of Lucious Lyon on FOX’s Empire, but that role was later awarded to Terrence Howard. Well, now Wesley is back!

In his first television appearance since 2003, Wesley will play a former military operative-turned-security expert in the action-packed Vegas thriller The Player.

Per TVLine:

From the producers of The Blacklist and starring Wesley Snipes and Strike Back‘s Philip Winchester, this action-packed Las Vegas thriller follows a former military operative-turned-security expert 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.

The cast also includes Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton.

John Rogers will write and executive-produce with John Davis, John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri. 

Welcome back, Wesley!

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