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Netflix rom-com alums Gina Rodriguez and Damon Wayans Jr. are returning for a new romantic comedy at the streamer, starring alongside Tom Ellis in Players.
The project follows Chicago sportswriter Mack (Rodriguez), who has spent years devising successful hook-up “plays” with best friend Adam (Wayans Jr.) and their crew, but when she unexpectedly falls head-over-heels for one of her targets (Ellis), they all must learn what it takes to go from simply scoring to playing for keeps.
Pitch Perfect 3 director Trish Sie will helm from a script by Whit Anderson.
Marc Platt and Ryan Christians for Marc Platt Productions, with Ross Dinerstein for Campfire. Rodriguez and Molly Breeskin for I Can and I Will Productions will executive produce, with Ross Girard for Campfire and Dan Clarke
Rodriguez, repped by WME and Jackoway Austen, starred in Netflix’s romantic feature Someone Great. Wayans, repped by WME, starred in the streamer’s Love, Guaranteed.
Ellis is best known for his role as the title character in Fox series Lucifer. He is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Goodman Genow.
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