It’s been a tense wait for fans of NBC’s signature drama, The Blacklist, who have been anxiously anticipating news of a possible ninth season of the show in recent weeks.
However, the news came today via NBC that Red, Liz and the team will continue to hunt down Blacklisters — and each other — for another season, over the 2021-22 primetime season.
Currently airing Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, The Blacklist follows an undercover and uniquely talented Task Force who hunt down the FBI’s most wanted criminals with the assistance, and often uncomfortable direction, of Raymond Reddington (James Spader) one of the world’s most wanted criminal masterminds.
In Season 8, with tensions between Red and his FBI protege Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) at breaking point, Liz plots to eliminate Red, the man she thinks is responsible for the murder of her mother. Always one step ahead, Red’s recent medical diagnosis preoccupies his thoughts, but is it also softening his edge?
Through its first two episodes this season the series averaged 1.2 in the 18-49 demo, with the the Novomber 13 premiere reaching 7.5 million viewers in total audience measurement.
During the 2019-2020 season The Blacklist reached nearly 39 million total viewers across linear and digital platforms.
In addition to series stars James Spader and Megan Boone The Blacklist also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Amir Arison, Hisham Tawfiq, Laura Sohn and Harry Lennix.
John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Fox, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, Laura A. Benson, Daniel Cerone and Sean Hennen all serve as executive producers.
The Blacklist is a production of Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.