PokerStars player Daniel Negreanu is given another feather on his cap.
According to the reports, the 40-year-old Negreanu is set to play a role in a new poker-themed TV show, Four Kings. KidPoker (Negreanu’s nickname) told PokerListings that he would be playing himself in at least one episode of the new drama.
Written and directed by Mars Callaghan, Four Kings follows the fortunes of four best friends who live in the penthouse at the Cosmopolitan, an actual casino hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
The group includes three poker players and one bookmaker, and the show will focus on their friendship, as they “stick together and watch each other’s backs through everything that comes their way in their search for becoming world champions.”
The show will also star Willie Garson, Kevin Pollak and Robert Iler, the latter two being well-known amateur poker players.
“What I’ve liked about the script so far is that it’s not about poker. That’s what they do, they play poker for a living; but it’s not about the game, it’s about the lifestyle,” the ever-controversial poker superstar said in his interview with PokerListings.
KidPoker hopes the Four Kings can help to revitalize poker’s image in the public consciousness.
However, it’s still unclear when the show will be coming to air, or what network might pick up the program, but hopefully it will be shown early next year.
Negreanu, being one of poker’s most popular ambassadors, seems happy with his impressive media profile. Actually, the new poker-themed series is just the latest in a series of his media appearances.
Aside from Four Kings, he would also be shown in a documentary sponsored by PokerStars Original Films. Titled Kid Poker, the film will give an overview of Negreanu’s life, from his beginnings in Canada through some of his early struggles and the highlights of his Hall of Fame career.
Truly, this PokerStars player is getting a lot attention from the public, especially the poker enthusiasts. This greatly shows that the WSOP champion is not only great at winning bracelets, but he is also good at acting.
For sure, no one can stop Negreanu from conquering the mainstream. Who knows, he can be the next breakthrough actor in a TV series. That would be another achievement for our very own Kid Poker!