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Revenge was canceled just a few short months ago by ABC, but some of our favorite actors and actress are already hopping along to new projects. News broke that Nick Wechsler, who formerly played bartender Jack Porter on ABC’s soapy drama, is hopping over to NBC, where he has taken a role in the upcoming drama The Player. He’ll play a boyfriend in the Las Vegas-set thriller.
Wechsler unfortunately won’t be signed on as a lead this time around. This time he’s playing the boyfriend of a character named Cassandra King. Deadline describes his character, also named Nick, as a man with “morals,” so it’s unlikely he’ll end up being a villain on the drama. If there’s anything Wechsler is good at playing, it’s a good guy, so this role seems like a fine fit. We don’t know a ton about lead Cassandra, yet, but she is involved in a high stakes gambling game and pops up in the first trailer for the series.
The Player has largely been in the spotlight because it stars Wesley Snipes as a pit boss working in Vegas. His righthand woman, Cassandra (Charity Wakefield) is the dealer and Alex Kane (Philip Winchester) is “the player.” Together, they run a high stakes game where wealthy individuals can gamble on whether or not “the player” will be able to stop crimes from happening in their tracks. Sounds a bit ridiculous, but it should fit right in opposite NBC’s other larger-than-life series The Blacklist when it hits the schedule this fall.
Wechsler isn’t the only former Revenge star headed to NBC. Gabriel Mann, who played Nolan Ross on the ABC show, is also going to pop up on The Mysteries of Laura playing a computer programmer. Series lead Emily VanCamp is currently filming Captain America: Civil War, but we’ll let you know when she lands another TV gig, which means that Madeleine Stowe, who played Victoria Grayson, is the last huge lead that needs a brand new project. We’ll let you know when she lands one.
In the meantime, you can catch The Player when it hits the schedule on Thursday, September 24 at 10 p.m. ET. NBC’s looking to rebrand its Thursday nights with some high-profile dramas, starting with Heroes Reborn at 8 p.m. ET, The Blacklist at 9 p.m. ET and The Player to round out the night. Hopefully, the channel will be able to compete with CBS’ comedy lineup and ABC’s Shonda Rhimes-oriented night. You can see what else is coming out this fall (and when) with our fall TV premiere schedule.