NBC and Sony Pictures TV are turning “The Blacklist” into a franchise vehicle, with the Peacock giving the greenlight to a spinoff series to be titled “The Blacklist: Redemption,” toplined by Famke Janssen and Ryan Eggold.
The planted spinoff aired on Thursday as an episode of “Blacklist.” Janssen plays the mother of Eggold who has been a series regular on “Blacklist” since its 2013 debut. Janssen’s character (Susan “Scottie” Hargrave) first appeared in the May 5 episode of “Blacklist.”
Source and more: Variety
In The Blacklist: Redemption, Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) joins forces with Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Janssen), the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don’t dare touch. Their relationship resembles that between Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) and Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) on the mothership series.
In addition to Janssen and Eggold, the cast of the spinoff series includes Edi Gathegi and Tawny Cypress. The planted spinoff episode was written by The Blacklist creator/executive producer Jon Bokenkamp and exec producer/showrunner John Eisendrath and was directed by Michael Dinner.
Source and more: Deadline
Stay tuned as we monitor the survival status of The Blacklist: Redemption…