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NBC's The Player Adds Daisy Betts in Recast of Ex-Wife

NBC’s The Player is shuffling the deck a bit, adding Daisy Betts (The Last Resort) in the role of Philip Winchester’s on-screen ex.

Cara Buono (Mad Men, Person of Interest) played the role, quite effectively, in the pilot.

Per our sister site Deadline, Betts’ role is described as recurring, which is interesting since Ginny — and this is no spoiler — is murdered early on, sending ex-husband Alex on a vengeful warpath that promptly introduces him to the enigmatic Mr. Johnson, played by Wesley Snipes.

Afterward, Alex is recruited to serve as “The Player” in a “game” run by Mr. Johnson, where he is tasked to stop crimes before they happen whilst the world’s wealthiest wager on the outcomes.

Betts’ previous TV credits also include Chicago Fire, Persons Unknown and Syfy’s upcoming Childhood’s End.

The Player premieres Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c.