The Blacklist season nine is almost complete in the States, but fans in the UK have been dying to know when Reddington’s newest drama will be revealed.
With season 10 approved, we know the series won’t be slowing down for at least another year, but we Brits are always a few steps behind.
After what feels like an eternity (and it has been, we’ll show you) we finally have answers.
Here’s when you can finally catch up with The Blacklist…
Release Date Of The Blacklist Season 9
Six months after the US premiere of season nine, The Blacklist will finally show the UK what all the excitement is about.
It’s on Sky Max or NOW TV at 9 pm on May 11.
If you accept, your next job is to avoid all season nine spoilers on the internet, especially since the US finale is scheduled for May 20.
The 22-episode season premiered in October 2021 but has since been halted and restarted on NBC in the US.
(As a consolation, US fans had to work just as hard to find the show in the schedule.)
After five episodes, it was rescheduled for October 21. It returned on December 9 after a two-week absence, before taking a holiday break and returning on January 6 to finish episode nine before being paused again. It resumed on February 25.
There has been a lot of back and forth in the plot, but it appears to have finally balanced out.
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Cast Of The Blacklist Season 9
James Spader plays Raymond “Red” Reddington, who used to be a criminal but is now a supergrass analyst.
The main cast also includes Diego Klattenhoff as Aram Mojtabai, Dembe Zuma, Alina Park, and Harold Cooper (Amir Arison).
No longer, though, because Red killed Katarina Rostova (Laila Robins).
The show’s creator, Jon Bokenkamp, told The Wrap that Liz begged Red not to kill her mother. “She demanded it,” he said. “Liz was right on. Red walked right over the line she had drawn in the sand.
“Reddington, however, felt compelled to kill Katarina. When Dom “told her everything,” Red knew what he had to do. ” How about Liz? No idea. This is a very important change. It will make a big difference.”
Megan Boone is no longer with the show. During a fight with Red at the end of season eight, one of Neville Townsend’s men shot Liz. Megan said on Instagram that this was her last moment.
She wrote, “This experience has been a life inside of a life.” “Playing Liz Keen for eight years has helped me learn more about myself and the world.”
I’m thankful to my fellow actors (past and present), our amazing crew (who made every day go smoothly for everyone), and the people we entertained.
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Deadline says that the decision was “mutual.” Since the announcement, people have said that Boone is working on other things. We haven’t heard anything official yet, but we can’t wait to see what she does next!
Another well-known person has left. The person who made The Black List, Jon Bokenkamp, has moved on.
He wrote on Twitter, “I wanted to tell you directly that I’ve left The Blacklist.” Some characters and stories that I’ve been thinking about for the past eight years have made me want to try something new and get out of my comfort zone.
Even though he has “mixed feelings” about leaving, Bokenkamp thinks “the series is full of life, creatively powerful, and those bright days lie ahead.”
But John Eisendrath, who is also a co-showrunner, stays on the show.
Even though some people have left, new people are coming in.
Weecha Xiu will be played by Diany Rodriguez, who was in Law & Order: Organized Crime.
Weecha is strong, but she is also “more than capable” of fighting back against anyone who threatens her or her friends.
So she’ll feel right at home with all the dark business and drama on The Blacklist.
In episode five, the show’s main character, Corey Allen, makes his first appearance. He plays Benjamin T. Okara, a detective who meets Red while he is working on a case about military technology.
Mozhan Marn, who plays Agent Samar Navabi, was said to be coming back in April 2022. She was very popular, but she disappeared after a serious accident leaving her with memory loss and injuries that she was still getting better from.
She went into hiding with Red’s help because she was afraid for her family.
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Plot Of The Blacklist Season 9
The show’s dynamics shifted considerably after Liz’s death, especially with Red and Ressler.
Season nine picks up two years later, with the FBI Task Force attempting to move on after the death of one of their own.
After Liz’s death, the squad disintegrated, with Red leaving. They rejoin quickly, especially now that Red has figured out who might have been behind Liz’s attack. Old grudges and tensions linger, and Red is desperate to find someone to blame for senseless death.
Dembe, an FBI agent, became the spark after he was injured and his buddy was killed. They return to find Red after forming a task force. Despite Red’s homecoming, their relationships are plainly strained, and Liz’s absence of two years has left everyone reeling.
Dembe tries to assassinate Red’s business competitor, Boukman Baptiste but murders his kid in the process. Dembe later joins the FBI in order to make amends for his errors.
Vandyke could not have followed Dembe on the day of Liz’s murder, hinting that someone else led Vandyke to Liz.
He and Dembe have apologized, and they now want to know who assisted Vandyke.
What happened to Ressler after Liz died is revealed in a special episode. He crashed his car while inebriated after discovering her body, went back on prescription drugs, and surrendered his pistol and badge.
He appears to be more ready to face the world without Liz two years later, owing to a hotel manager and her son.
Throughout the series, Red’s health has been called into question, which has led to rumors that he may die. Many people think that season nine will be the last season of the show, and if that’s the case, it may be the best way to end.
In a strange way, the schedule for the season has been set. Remember why James Spader cut off his hair for the first episode of The Blacklist?
During the Television Critics Tour in Beverly Hills, Spader said, “I thought it would be good to take off my hat as a completely different person” (via EW).
“I thought the picture of him with long hair would be a great contrast to the picture of him with short hair,” Spader said.
“He has been going from place to place for the past 20 years. I told him to get a quick haircut, which he could do himself or get at a Cambodian barbershop. So are the things he wears. He dresses like he’s going to a bank or a cave.”
On Late Night With Seth Meyers, Spader was recently asked about his shorter haircut from Season 9.
Meyers added, “I saw you shave in the video.” “Is it a bald cap or…?”
“No,” Spader said. “A shaved head? Not that far,” he said, pointing to himself.
He was gone for a few years, and when he came back, he had terrible mange. They had to get rid of it because it was so nasty.
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