Although the best (odds) times of “The Blacklist” seems to be over, NBC will soon try a spin-off of the agent series. As with Dick Wolf ‘s Chicago series , the new idea will first be tested in an episode of the parent series. In this case, it’s the 22nd episode of the third season, which will air on May 12 – which is likely to be the season finale. One of the spinoff’s designated lead roles will be played by Famke Janssen .
According to the deadline , this will be introduced in the episode before that (scheduled to be broadcast on May 5th). Janssen plays Susan “Scottie” Halsted. Details about the character are yet to be confirmed, but reports say Scottie could become a mentor to Tom ( Ryan Eggold ) – and develop a relationship with him that’s like Reddington ( James Spader ) has with Liz ( Megan Boone ). In any case, Eggold will also appear in the episode and is slated to star in the potential spin-off. Furthermore, in the event of a spin-off, Edi Gathegitake his previous season 3 supporting role as Mr. Solomon to the new series and star there (in addition to his role in the Crackle series “Start Up” , Wunschliste.de reported ).
“Blacklist” creator Jon Bokenkamp and showrunner John Eisendrath write the backdoor pilot. Michael Dinner will direct the episode – he directed the series pilots, for example “Sons of Anarchy” and “Justified” .
When “The Blacklist” debuted on NBC nearly three years ago, it was overshadowed by “The Voice” an absolute hit. However, the series lost a lot of traction after switching from Monday evening to Thursday, which was fought over by all broadcasters. However, the series can still show strong numbers when it comes to time-delayed consumption.
NBC has already extended “The Blacklist” for the coming season ( Wunschliste.de reported ). Sony Pictures TV is behind the format. In addition to the potential “The Blacklist” spin-off, the broadcaster is also planning the next Chicago spin-off: “Chicago Justice” appears in the 21st episode of “Chicago PD” tried.
Famke Janssen had her breakthrough in the USA as hitman Xenia Onatopp in “James Bond 007 – GoldenEye” and Jean Gray in the “X-Men” franchise. On TV, she starred as the mysterious Ava Moore in ‘Nip/Tuck’ and had a starring role in the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove” and was last at Watch How to Get Away with Murder .