Comic-Con 2015 Panel: NBC’s The Player!

THE PLAYER -- Pictured: "The Player" Horizontal Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

THE PLAYER — Pictured: “The Player” Horizontal Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

One of the more entertaining new shows premiering this fall is NBC’s The Player. Centered on Alex, an ex-Special Forces soldier who works as a security consultant and gets caught up in an operation possessed of technology that can predict crime.

Unlike a certain series on another network, here the crime predicting technology was created by the 1% of the 1% of the 1% not to solve or prevent crime, but to let them bet on whether it succeeds or fails. It’s all set up like an uber-casino.

Wesley Snipes’ Mr. Johnson is the pit boss; Charity Wakefield’s Cassandra is the dealer, and Philip Winchester’s Alex is the player – the bettors put money on whether he can solve/prevent each crime. The series premieres on Thursday, September 24th (10/9C).

Series creator John Rogers and stars Winchester and Snipes were present for The Player’s Comic-Con panel. Check it out after the jump.

Comic-Con 2015: The Player Panel (Comic Con 2015 Panel San Diego) – YouTube

Executive Producer John Rogers and actors Philip Winchester and Wesley Snipes discuss the new action-drama The Player on a panel moderated by Rob Moynihan. The Player premieres Thursday, September 24 at 10/9c.
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As part of NBC’s new fall 2015 shows, NBC’s The Player, premiering Thursday September 24, follows former military operative turned security expert as he is drawn into a high-stakes game of crime and must fight for his survival.

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From the executive producers of “The Blacklist” and starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about 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. 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.

Comic-Con 2015: The Player Panel (Comic Con 2015 Panel San Diego)