It's a bit surprising to see actor Wesley Snipes head to the small screen seeing as how his career has been largely theatrical, but it certainly lends some exciting news for NBC viewers now as the network ramps up its slate of pilots for 2015. Word from Deadline has it that he'll be joining lead actor Phillip Winchester in the upcoming pilot episode for the new series, Endgame.

Set in Las Vegas, Nevada, the show centers on Winchester who will play Alex, a former intelligence agent-turned-security expert who gets swept into a conspiracy that will force him to take on a series of obstacles in order to save innocent lives. Actor Damon Gupton stars alongside Winchester as Vegas detective Cal Brown, friend of Alex, whereas Snipes will play the role of Johnson, the calm and collective, enigmatic Pit Boss of the game who maintains damage control when needed while keeping his eye on the big picture.

This isn't a complete move away from film as Snipes just finished off 2014 with an appearance among seasoned action heroes in The Expendables 3. He's got a few more along the way, including a remake of the 1961 Johnny Cash heist pic, Five Minutes To Live, which was sold internationally at the AFM late last year by Hannibal Pictures with Franck Kahlfoun on par to direct next month in Mobile, Alabama.

More details are pending for Endgame which Sony TV is producing with Davis Entertainment, with John Rogers, and Davis Entertainment's John Davis and John Fox executive producing. Stay tuned for more info.


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