“The Blacklist” fans in Los Angeles are getting a special look at James Spader as his character Raymond "Red" Reddington in the popular show. While the different billboards around Los Angeles always offer up a look at the different television series in the fall, “The Blacklist” posters are special. According to Deadline on Thursday that Netflix shelled out a whopping $2 million per episode of the James Spader starring series and there is no doubt the viewers watching the show on NBC in the fall will increase too.
In Los Angeles, there was no need to know about the acquisition of the episodes to know that James Spader, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold and Harry Lennix are returning for a new season on NBC in September. The billboards announcing the series are everywhere and definitely eye catching.
Looking like oversized magazine covers, the images of James Spader in character are everywhere and even seen at bus stops. What makes fans and television viewers stop and pause is how the character looks. Each ad looks like the front of a magazine cover. From People to GQ, from Time Magazine to the New Yorker Magazine the images are so distinctive that they are impossible to miss. Our personal favorite has to be the Wired Magazine look as the design of the covers are absolutely flawless while promoting the series.
How popular will “The Blacklist” be in the fall? Well, not only is there a big media push, but Zap 2 It is reporting that Paul “Pee-wee Herman” Reubens is a new cast member of the show. With this type of positive force it would take someone much eviler than Raymond Reddington to stop the momentum of success! And since Red is on all the magazine covers seen around Los Angeles, viewers need to assume this campaign has his seal of approval.