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A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
James Spader ...  Raymond 'Red' Reddington 116 episodes, 2013-2019
Megan Boone ...  Elizabeth Keen 116 episodes, 2013-2019
Diego Klattenhoff ...  Donald Ressler 115 episodes, 2013-2019
Harry Lennix ...  Harold Cooper 115 episodes, 2013-2019
Hisham Tawfiq ...  Dembe Zuma 113 episodes, 2013-2019
Amir Arison ...  Aram Mojtabai 111 episodes, 2013-2019
Mozhan Marnò ...  Samar Navabi 93 episodes, 2014-2019
Ryan Eggold ...  Tom Keen 89 episodes, 2013-2018
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Storyline

A highly articulate, erudite and intelligent businessman and mastermind, "Red" Reddington, has allegedly been on the "10 Most Wanted List" of various U.S. law enforcement agencies for over 20 years. The legend is that Red is as elusive as he is clever, controlling a labyrinth of creative enterprises, coupled with uncanny ability to gather and finesse information at the drop of a hat. On the first day at FBI for a new female profiler fresh out of Quantico, Red offers to bandy wits with the FBI. Red promises to deliver various criminals and plots previously unknown to any branch of law enforcement... and all Red requests in return is to choose his muse. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Never trust a criminal...until you have to. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blacklist See more »

Filming Locations:

Pleasantville, New York, USA See more »

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In the 2014 Entertainment Weekly Season Finale Awards, The Blacklist was nominated, but failed to win, in the following categories:
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  • Funniest Moment in a Drama
  • Weakest/Most Divisive Twist
  • Best Final Shot
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James Spader has created a great character.
19 September 2015 | by brianehillSee all my reviews

Once again I see people criticizing a good enjoyable show because it's not like reality and "Real governments and law enforcement organizations don't operate that way!!!!" Get a grip people! Batman isn't real either but he's fun to watch! The delineation of James Spader's Raymond Reddington is more important than any hang ups you could possibly have with the plot. I just can't see passing up such a good performance and character study because a fictional show isn't reality. It's not often a real good character comes along and I feel Spader has pulled this one off excellently in every respect. Don't cheat yourself people. It's a good show.


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