NBC is preparing to launch a brand new series ‘Blacklist’, and you can get your first look at the upcoming premiere episode. According to the official reports on the show the series will follow ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (played by James Spader, “The Office,” “Boston Legal”) who has been one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives. In the past Red has been brokering “shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.”
After Red has surrendered to the FBI, he comes up with an 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.
NBC wants viewers ask, “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.”
According to NBC Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal and “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.
The Blacklist will be on Mondays on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET); Series Premiere: Sept. 23