New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that NBC and Sony Pictures
Television / Topanga Productions, Inc., will begin principal photography on "Endgame" this week through the end of
March in Albuquerque.
Starring Philip Winchester and Wesley Snipes, and directed by Bharat Nalluri (“Spooks: The Greater Good,” “Tsunami: The Aftermath,” “Life on Mars”) and produced
by Danielle Weinstock (“Mad Dogs,” “Salem”), "Endgame" is the story of ex-FBI agent Alex King (Winchester) who joins a
century-old secret investigative organization tasked with protecting innocent people from dangers which regular law
enforcement can’t predict. In his first case, teamed with a brilliant data analyst and a mysterious benefactor (played by
Wesley Snipes), he rescues the kidnapped daughter of a visiting dignitary in order to ensure a negotiation vital to
Snipes’ character is named Johnson, who is described as the highly intelligent, analytical, and unflappable "pit boss" of the game that Winchester’s character is caught up in.
Also co-starring, which I didn’t know until today, is Damon Gupton, who we last saw on the small screen in the WEtv Legal Thriller "The Divide," which was canceled after 1 season last year. He also appeared in 4 episodes of Fox’s "Empire," playing a Detective Calvin Walker. On the big screen, the award-winning "Whiplash" is his most recent credit.
In "Endgame," Gupton plays plays Cal Brown, a Las Vegas Police detective, and friend of Alex’s.
The production will employ at least 100 New Mexico crew members, 150 New Mexico actors and local background talent.