The Blacklist launched September 23rd and it hit the ground running leaving the at home TV audience wanting more from the show and sitting on the edge of their sofas while challenging their minds and creating an element of anticipation waiting, possibly even clicking the RECORD buttons or TiVo on their TVs for the shows to come.
James Spader, won three Emmys for his seminal role as Alan Shore on "The Practice" and "Boston Legal," (who was INFAMOUS for the closing of Boston Legal with his drink and cigar in hard closing out his day with his legal partner), making him the only actor to win consecutive Emmys playing the same character on different series IS NOW back on a yet another intriguing TV SHOW called "The Blacklist". The cast is made up of talented individuals who will bring these characters to LIFE on the TV for the audience to LIVE through their eyes and experience the twist and turns that this series will bring to stop terrorists. This engaging cast is made of up the following:
James Spader - Raymond "Red" Reddington
Megan Boone - Elizabeth Keen
Diego Klattenhoff - Donald Ressler
Harry Lennix - Harold Cooper
Ryan Eggold - Tom Keen
USA TODAY says this about The Blacklist, "Best New Drama."
About The Blacklist:
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader, "The Office," "Boston Legal") has been one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as "The Concierge of Crime." Now, he's mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone, "Law & Order: Los Angeles"), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it's going to be one hell of a first day on the job.
What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Red's true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection? Does Liz have secrets of her own? Zamani is only the first of many on a list that Red has compiled over the years: a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all... with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal to "see the bigger picture" - whether she wants to or not.
Also starring are Diego Klattenhoff ("Homeland"), Harry Lennix ("Man of Steel") and Ryan Eggold ("90210"). Jon Bokenkamp ("The Call," "Taking Lives"), John Eisendrath ("Alias"), John Davis ("Predator," "I, Robot," "Chronicle") and John Fox serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team," "The Grey"). "The Blacklist" is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment. http://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist/about/
CONGRATULATIONS to The Blacklist for a successful launch and we are looking forward to MORE!!!!! Spader is the BEST!!!!!