NBC Renews Hit Crime Series The Blacklist For Season 4


Don’t expect that shortlist of international criminals to run out anytime soon, now that NBC has officially renewed hit procedural The Blacklist for season 4.

Word comes by way of series creator Jon Bokenkamp, who partook in a recent episode of the Blacklist Exposed podcast, revealing that news of a renewal had been settled “a while ago,” and it is only now that Bokenkamp is able to reveal that, yes, James Spader, Megan Boone et al. will return for another slew of episodes.

Per Blacklist Exposed:

“We knew about that a while ago, it’s one of those things that’s hard to keep quiet. But yes, we’re renewed through the fourth season.”

Headlining the crime drama as former US Naval Intelligence officer Raymond “Red” Reddington is Spader who, upon offering his expertise to assist the FBI in its search for global terrorists, surrenders his top-secret Blacklist of sleeper cells, spawning a worldwide search to hunt down some of the most lethal and elusive criminals across the world.

Our verdict of season 3 praised The Blacklist for its ability to undercut Red as the underdog, though there is still much room for improvement as the formula continues to balloon in scope.

No word yet on a premiere date for season 4, though Harry Lennix, Diego Klattenhoff and Ryan Eggold are all expected to reprise their roles. Behind the lens, producing duties will once again be leveraged between John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox and Michael Watkins.

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