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


Created By

Jon Bokenkamp

Executive Producer

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


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


Anthony Sparks

Co-Executive Producer

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

Consulting Producer

Rick Orci, Luke Reiter

Executive Story Editor

Jason George

Story Editor

Amanda Kate Shuman

Staff Writer

Brandon Margolis, Brandon Sonnier

Casting Director

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

Director of Photography

Frank Prinzi


Sue Blainey, Chris Brookshire, Nathan Gunn

Makeup Department Head

Arielle Toelke

Production Designer

Andrew Jackness

Music Supervisor

John Bissell


New York, NY

Produced By

Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television