The James Spader-starring NBC series debuts its final season on February 26; episode 200 will air next month.
After a decade on the air, NBC’s thriller series “The Blacklist,” starring James Spader, is finally coming to an end. The show’s upcoming tenth season will be its last, the broadcaster announced on Wednesday.
The news comes weeks before season 10 premieres on February 26. The final series is expected to consist of 22 episodes; the series’ milestone 200th episode will premiere on March 19.
“It’s not often that a show resonates so deeply with audiences that it runs for 10 seasons, but ‘The Blacklist’ proved to be the perfect combination of extremely talented producers, brilliant writers, cast and crew.” it always rose to the occasion,” said Lisa Katz, president of NBCUniversal Scripted Content. “A huge thank you to our partners at Sony, everyone over the last decade who has made this show an integral part of NBC history, and of course a special thanks to James Spader, whose performance is nothing short of spectacular.”
Created by Jon Bokenkamp, ”The Blacklist” Spader stars Raymond “Red” Reddington, a former Navy officer turned criminal who turns himself in to the FBI and offers a “blacklist” of the world’s most dangerous criminals in exchange for immunity. . The first eight seasons of the series focused on Red’s relationship with Liz Keen (Megan Boone), a rookie FBI agent assigned to him; After Boone left the show, the series switched to an ensemble format. Other cast members besides Spader include Diego Klattenhoff, Hisham Tawfiq, Anya Banerjee and Harry Lennix.
The series’ tenth and final season focuses on the aftermath of Red’s deal with the FBI. With the disclosure of the secret, members of the former blacklist team up against him, putting Reddington and his team at the FBI in danger.
“After ten years, hundreds of ‘blacklist’ cases and over 200 episodes, we’re honored to have come to a conclusion,” said showrunner John Eisendrath. “It’s been incredibly fun creating the weird, devious and delightful Blacklisters who challenge Raymond Reddington and our FBI task force each week. We want to thank everyone at NBC and Sony, our extraordinary crew who make the impossible happen every day, our endlessly inventive writers and producers, and our remarkable cast who bring these characters to life. We appreciate our dedicated fan base for coming along for this amazing ride, and we’re excited to share this final season with them.”
Spader executive produces “The Blacklist” with Eisendrath, Bokenkamp, Lukas Reiter, Laura A. Benson, Daniel Cerone, Sean Hennen, Allison Glock-Cooper, T Cooper, and John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment.
In addition to announcing the end of the series, NBC also shared a trailer for the upcoming season of “The Blacklist.” Check it out below.
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