The Blacklist

About the Show

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 to "see the bigger picture" - whether she wants to or not.

Also starring are Diego Klattenhoff ("Homeland"), Harry Lennix ("Man of Steel") and Ryan Eggold ("90210"). Jon Bokenkamp ("The Call," "Taking Lives"), John Eisendrath ("Alias"), John Davis ("Predator," "I, Robot," "Chronicle") and John Fox serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team," "The Grey"). "The Blacklist" is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.

Cast Bios

James Spader
Megan Boone
Diego Klattenhoff
Harry Lennix
Ryan Eggold
Parminder Nagra


Created By

Jon Bokenkamp

Executive Producer

John Eisendrath
Jon Bokenkamp
John Davis
John Fox
Joe Carnahan (pilot)

Produced By

Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television


Jace Alexander
Michael Watkins
Vincent Misiano
Nick Gomez
Constantine Matkins
Adam Arkin
Joe Carnahan
Guillermo Navarro
Mimi Leder

Co-Executive Producer

Jace Alexander
John C. Kelley
Patrick Massett
John Zinman
Wendy West
Richard Heus (pilot)
Gerrit van der Meer

Director of Photography

Frank Prinzi


Anthony Sparks

Consulting Producer

Rick Orci
Luke Reiter

Executive Story Editor

Jason George

Story Editor

Amanda Kate Shuman


Sue Blainey
Chris Brookshire
Nathan Gunn

Staff Writer

Brandon Margolis
Brandon Sonnier

Casting Director

Suzanne Smith Crowley
Jessica Kelly
Brad Kenny (New York)
Rick Pagano & Debi Manwiller (pilot)

Production Designer

Andrew Jackness

Music Supervisor

John Bissell

Makeup Department Head

Arielle Toelke


New York, NY