Blacklist, The (NBC 2013, James Spader, Megan Boone)

In crime drama The Blacklist, for decades, ex-government agent Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington (James Spader) 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), 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 and ‘see the bigger picture’… whether she wants to or not.

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production details
USA | NBC | x43 minutes | 2013-09-23

Creator and Executive Producer: Jon Bokenkamp

James Spader as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington
Megan Boone as Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Keen
Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler
Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen
Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper
Amir Arison as Aram Mojtabai
Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe Zuma
Mozhan Marnò as Samar Navab
Lotte Verbeek as Katarina Rostova
Clea Lewis as Alexa Girard
Robert Knepper as The Courier
Tony Plana as Mr. Diaz
David Strathairn as Peter Kotsiopulos

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