Now that we’re all pretty fresh off the hype of Money Heist coming to a close, it might be safe to say that us fans of the crime thriller genre are hungry for another heist drama to tide us over.
Luckily, NBC will be coming through to give us just that – and really soon, too!
With just two pilot orders made in 2021, the network ordered The Endgame pilot back in April when it was a still-untitled production under the “Untitled Nick Wootton/Jake Coburn project” title.
In September, it was picked up to series and finally, it’s set to premiere this February 21.
With this brand new heist thriller on the horizon, let’s take a look at everything we know about The Endgame!
Who’s in charge of The Endgame?
As mentioned, NBC’s newest drama comes from writer-producer Nick Wootton (executive producer on Chuck and Scorpion) and Jake Coburn (executive producer on Quantico).
Wootton will also be serving as EP on The Endgame under his Nicholas Wootton Productions banner while Coburn will be EP via Jake Coburn Productions.
Joining them as executive producers on the project are Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) along with Emily Cummins under My So-Called Company, and Justin Lin with Andrew Schneider via Perfect Storm Entertainment. Lin also directed the pilot episode.
A few days after being picked up to series, Wootton signed a deal with Universal Television, the studio also supporting The Endgame.
What’s The Endgame about?
The series primarily follows two main characters.
The first is Elena Federova, a notorious international arms dealer who has finally just been apprehended by law enforcement.
She is now in prison and just as they all thought their troubles with her were over, Elena proves just what a criminal mastermind she is. Even after her capture, she’s able to coordinate multiple bank heists – and they can’t pin down how she’s doing it.
The second main character of The Endgame is Val Turner.
Her character is described as “principled, relentless, and socially outcast”; Val is the FBI agent assigned to investigate Elena, and she will do everything in her power to stop her dangerous plan.
The Endgame follows these two women go head to head in a fight to stay one step ahead of each other.
Who will we see in The Endgame?
Elena Federova will be played by Morena Baccarin, who both Marvel and DC fans may already be familiar with! Baccarin played Vanessa in the Deadpool movie franchise, and Leslie Thompkins in DC Comics’ Gotham – not to mention the voice of Gideon in DC’s The Flash!
Starring opposite Baccarin as Val Turner is Ryan Michelle Bathé. Bathé had a recurring role in the family drama This Is Us with her real-life husband Sterling K. Brown. She is also cast in the main role in the BET+ series First Wives Club.
Other cast members include Kamal Angelo Bolden, Costa Ronin, and Noah Bean. Jordan Johnson-Hinds will be playing Val’s colleague, FBI Agent Anthony Flowers, while Mark D. Espinoza will be playing FBI Director Rogelio Réal.
The Endgame premieres on Monday, February 21 at 10/9 central.