NBC’s The Blacklist will return for its sixth season on Friday, January 4, 2019. The series will kick off season six with a two-hour special beginning at 8pm ET/PT, with subsequent sixth season episodes airing on Fridays at 9pm ET/PT.
According to the network, season five of the dramatic series averaged 8.6 million viewers. It took the number two spot on Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT in total viewers and increased NBC’s viewership in its time slot year over year.
The Blacklist season six has Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen and three-time Golden Globe nominee/three-time Primetime Emmy winner James Spader as Red Reddington returning to lead the cast. Additional season six stars include Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland) as Donald Ressler, Harry Lennix (Billions) as Harold Cooper, Amir Arison (Jane Wants a Boyfriend) as Aram Mojtabai, Mozhan Marnò (House of Cards) as Samar Navabi, and Hisham Tawfiq (Redemption) as Dembe Zuma.
The series was created by writer/executive producer Jon Bokenkamp. John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, J.R. Orci, Carla Kettner, and Laura A. Benson also serve as executive producers. The behind the scenes team includes casting directors Bonnie Finnegan and Steven Jacobs, production designer Nicholas Lundy, directors of photography
Mike Caracciolo and Saade Mustafa, and editors Chris Brookshire, Dave Post, and Orlando Machado, Jr.
The Blacklist Plot:
Following the startling revelation that Raymond “Red” Reddington (Spader) isn’t who he says he is, Elizabeth Keen (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.