NBC Releases Official Trailer for The Blacklist
The World’s Most Wanted Man Has Just Surrendered
A few days ago NBC released the new shows they’ve decided to pick up for the 2013-2014 television season at the Upfronts in New York. Of the 12 new shows coming to television this fall, The Blacklist has got to be one of the new series I’m most excited for. The series stars James Spader as one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, Raymond Reddington, who inexplicably decides to turn himself in one day. He offers to give up all of his known associates, but only if the FBI assigns one of their newest agents to his case. Why Reddington turned himself in, and what he wants with the young agent is a question that will undoubtably leave viewers guessing all season long.
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader, “The Office,” “Boston Legal”) has been one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.” Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive 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. 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. He will help catch them all… with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal and “see the bigger picture”… whether she wants to or not. “The Blacklist” also stars are Diego Klattenhoff (“Homeland”), Harry Lennix (“Man of Steel”), Ryan Eggold (“90210”) and Ilfenesh Hadera (“Da Brick”).
The series is written by Jon Bokenkamp (Taking Lives) and produced by John Eisendrath (Alias), John Davis (Predator) and John Fox for Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment. Check back here to find out more news about NBC’s fall television line up, and be sure to follow The Blacklist on both Facebook and Twitter for more information.
The Blacklist Premieres This Fall on NBC