Another nail in the already closed coffin of cancelled NBC drama The Player comes with news that star Philip Winchester has been cast in NBC’s Chicago spinoff series Chicago Law.
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Strike Back star Winchester was among the most sought actors last pilot season, ultimately signing for the lead in NBC’s drama pilot The Player, which went to series. While the show did not last, I hear NBC brass wanted to keep the actor in the fold and stepped up with an offer for Chicago Law as Winchester was weighing in other pilot offers.
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