“The Blacklist” spinoff, “The Blacklist: Redemption” is finally confirmed on Saturday as rumors claimed that cast members have already been identified.
According to Collider, the plot for the spinoff would revolve around the characters of Famke Janssen, Ryan Eggold, Edi Gathegi and Tawny Cypress, with Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath serving as its writers and executive producers.
Meanwhile, John Fox and John Davis were identified as the executive producers as well, with Michael Dinner directing the pilot episode.
“In this thrilling new spinoff of NBC’s breakout hit series, undercover operative Tom Keen joins forces with Susan ‘Scottie’ Hargrave (Famke Janssen), the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don’t dare touch,” the synopsis of “The Blacklist” spinoff read.
“While on the hunt for Liz’s attacker, Tom secretly discovered that Scottie is actually his biological mother,” it continued to disclose. “Now, as they team up to employ their unique skills and resources in a dangerous world of deadly criminals, Tom begins his own covert mission to find out more about his shadowy past.”
The announcement about the branching out of the crime thriller TV series was made ahead of the “upfront” presentations among broadcasters for the network’s planned media hype set next week in New York City, the Associated Press, through Fox News, reported.
The report noted that Eggold has been appearing on “The Blacklist” since it started its season 1 in 2013, while Janssen was among the stars of the “X-Men” and “Taken” film series, and the TV series “Nip/Tuck” and “Hemlock Grove” before joining the NBC show’s spinoff.
In the meantime, the Deadline revealed that negotiations between Sony TV and NBC for “The Blacklist: Redemption,” which is already the second spinoff of the series, and other projects on the pipeline, happened on Friday night.
The report claimed that “it took more time” for the studio and the network to “hammer out agreements this year,” including that for “The Blacklist” spinoff, because of the new requirement that the latter required from the former.