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 Producers
John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, Michael Watkins
Episodic Directors
Michael Watkins, Adam Arkin, Michael Watkins, Dave Platt, Andrew McCarty
Co-Executive Producers
Jonathan Filley, Luke Reiter, Dan Knauf, Mike Ostrowski
Laura Benson, Kat Goodson
Consulting Producers
Rick Orci, Vincent Angell, Josh Berman
Executive Story Editor
Amanda Kate Shuman
Story Editors
Brandon Margolis, Brandon Sonnier
Casting Directors
Suzanne Smith Crowley, Jessica Kelly
Production Designer
Nicholas Lundy
Directors of Photography
Mike Caracciolo, Eric Moynier
Dave Post, Christopher Brookshire, Nathan Gunn, Stacey Clipp
Make-Up Department Head
Anthony Pepe
Hair Department Head
Qodi Armstrong
Music Supervisor
John Bissell
New York
Produced By
Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television