The Blacklist

James Spader as Raymond 'Red' Reddington, Megan Boone as Liz Keen hide out in the Latvia blacklist site.

James Spader as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington, Megan Boone as Liz Keen | Will Hart/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

The Blacklist is an American drama starring actors James Spader and Megan Boone that airs on the NBC network.

The crime thriller follows Red (Spader), a former U.S. Navy officer who embraces a life of crime and is a world-renown fugitive, and FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen (Boone). In the pilot episode, Red turns himself into the FBI, offering to help capture international criminals in exchange for immunity. Red exclusively wants to work with Keen, which raises many questions about the nature of their relationship. 

The producers of the series said the premise of The Blacklist was inspired by the capture of Whitey Bulger.

The series has been nominated for eight Emmy awards and received one win in 2014 for “Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie.”


  • TV Genres: Drama, Thriller, Action
  • Creator: Jon Bokenkamp
  • Network: NBC
  • Where to Watch: U.S. viewers can watch The Blacklist on NBC, Netflix, and YouTube TV.
  • Cast: James Spader, Diego Klattenhoff, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold
  • Seasons: 9
  • First Episode: September 23, 2013
  • Spinoffs: The Blacklist: Redemption

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