NBC and Sony Pictures TV are turning “The Blacklist” into a franchise vehicle, with the Peacock giving the greenlight to a spinoff series to be titled “The Blacklist: Redemption,” toplined by Famke Janssen and Ryan Eggold.
The planted spinoff aired on Thursday as an episode of “Blacklist.” Janssen plays the mother of Eggold who has been a series regular on “Blacklist” since its 2013 debut. Janssen’s character (Susan “Scottie” Hargrave) first appeared in the May 5 episode of “Blacklist.”
The premise revolves around Eggold’s character, Tom Keen, being recruited into a secret “private military organization” called Grey Matters that takes on ultra-cover assignments. Keen discovers that his long-lost mother (Janssen) is the unit’s mysterious leader, which sends him on a mission to uncover the truth about her motives and his past.