NBC has officially renewed the popular drama The Blacklist for a seventh season. The network made the announcement today as season six of the one-hour drama is currently airing on Friday nights at 9pm ET/PT.
“Congratulations to our amazing producers, cast and crew, all of whom continue to work at the top of their game and make The Blacklist one of NBC’s signature series,” stated Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment.
The current season has been averaging 7.3 million viewers. The drama ranks as the 2018-2019 primetime season’s top-rated “most upscale drama” among the four major networks with adults between 18-49 years old and earning $100k.
The series stars James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington and Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen. The cast of season six also includes Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler, Amir Arison as Aram Mojtabai, Mozhan Marnò as Samar Navabi, Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe Zuma, and Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper.
The Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television production is executive produced by John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Fox, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, J.R. Orci, Carla Kettner and Laura A. Benson.
The Blacklist Plot:
“Following the startling revelation that Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) isn’t who he says he is, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) is torn between the relationship she’s developed with the man assumed to be her father and her desire to get to the bottom of years of secrets and lies. Meanwhile, Red leads Liz and the FBI to some of the most strange and dangerous criminals yet, growing his empire and eliminating rivals in the process. All throughout, Liz and Red engage in an uneasy cat-and-mouse game in which lines will be crossed and the truth will be revealed.”
The March 15, 2019 episode (season six episode 11) is titled “Bastien Moreau.” The episode will find Liz and the Task Force making a play to uncover the truth about an international assassination in a last-ditch effort to save Red’s life. Christopher Lambert, Jennifer Ferrin and Benito Martinez guest star.