Endgame is a new TV series airing on Showcase here in Canada. It stars many wonderful actors. In the image below, from left to right: Katharine Isabelle, Melanie Papalia, Patrick Gallagher, Shawn Doyle, Carmen Aguirre, and Torrance Coombs.
A chess grandmaster becomes a master detective in Showcase’s new original drama Endgame. Premiering Monday, March 14th at 10pm ET/PT, Endgame stars Shawn Doyle (Big Love, Lost), as the former World Chess Champion Arkady Balagan. After witnessing the murder of his fiancée, Balagan develops a debilitating case of agoraphobia. Unable to leave his hotel and running out of money, the arrogant and charismatic Russian inadvertently becomes a detective – using his fierce analytical skills to solve the crimes that baffle others.
Balagan relies on friends and hotel employees to do his legwork; from conducting interviews and trailing suspects to bringing back clues. Balagan then uses his strategic thinking to stage imaginative, and often amusing, reenactments in his own mind-until he finds the solution.
I had the great opportunity to work on this show’s second episode, entitled Turkish Hold’em (originally aired March 21 2011), working alongside some great actors. My character, Chi Tang, is a math genius who gets involved with a high stakes poker game in one of the hotel suites.
Thus far I’ve seen the first two episodes and I truly feel that it’s a beautifully shot show and I really like the characters and how the story is told. I’ll continue watching for sure.
Will my character ever come back in future episodes? Fingers crossed.