A month after the American premiere, the AXN channel will invite viewers to the world of criminal intrigues, closely guarded secrets and secret operations of special services. The fate of a former agent who becomes a dangerous criminal himself will be seen in the new series “The Blacklist”.
“Black List” tells the story of former special agent Raymond “Reda” Reddington (James Spader), one of the FBI’s most wanted criminals, broker in the world’s worst criminal scandal, known by many as the “Concierge of Crime.” Unexpectedly, Reddington enters the hands of the FBI by making an unusual offer of cooperation – he will help the FBI to apprehend the initially dead terrorist Ranko Zamani.
– The inspiration for creating this story was our shared fascination with characters such as Keyser Söze from the movie “The Suspects” – ruthless and at the same time powerful criminals – say Jon Bokenkamp and John Fox, executive producers of the series
– We wondered what would happen if such a person decided to testify – what stories could he tell and on what journey would he take us? – they say.
But Reddington puts one condition to the FBI – he will only talk to Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), a newcomer to the agency that deals with criminal profiling. For Liz, it will be the worst day in her new job with many unexpected events.
– The most important thing for the series is what happens between my character and Elizabeth Keen – says James Spader, who plays the role of Raymond Reddington – it is thanks to their mysterious and complicated relationship that the plot of the series is constantly developing. Red is definitely an anti-hero, but in a way he wants to fix his mistakes by working with the FBI.
The Palme d’Or winner, James Spader, played the lead role in the series. The cast also includes Megan Boone, Harry Lennix, Diego Klattenhoff and Ryan Eggold.
The first episode of the series on Thursday, October 24 at 22:00 only at AXN.