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The Blacklist” Pilot Images: See James Spader’s New Look

By on July 30, 2013
Pictured: James Spader as "Red" Raymond Reddington -- (Photo by: Patrick Ecclesine/NBC)

Pictured: James Spader as "Red" Raymond Reddington -- (Photo by: Patrick Ecclesine/NBC)

The Blacklist, one of Fall’s most hotly tipped new series comes to NBC on Monday, September 23 at 10 p.m.

The series stars an almost unrecognizable James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington, a criminal mastermind who made it to the top of the FBI’s most wanted list by facilitating a collection of the world’s most serious terrorists and criminals.

As the pilot begins, Red inexplicably turns himself in, offering to provide intel from his personal ‘blacklist’ of the FBI’s most wanted, on one condition.

Red insists that he will only work with Rookie Agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). It seems Red sees something in Agent Keen that he is unwilling to share with the FBI. However that secret knowledge may put her life and that of her family in immediate danger.

Spader who shaved his head for the role recently commented at the TCA’s that “Actors are burdened with everything else that they’ve done before that, any role that they’re playing, and I thought it would be nice to take off my hat as an entirely different person.”

Today NBC released a collection of images, both of the cast and from the series’ pilot episode. You can catch them below.