“There’s an end waiting for all of us,” Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) says in the trailer for The Blacklist Season 10 — and the time has come for that for the drama.
NBC has announced that the upcoming milestone 10th season of The Blacklist will be its last. It premieres on Sunday, February 26 at 10/9c. The series’ 200th episode will air on Sunday, March 19. Watch the video above for a look at the show, including scenes from over the years. Then scroll down to check out photos and the key art for the final season.
In Season 10, “Raymond Reddington confronts unparalleled danger. With Reddington’s covert role as an FBI informant facing exposure, former Blacklisters will unite against him in their lethal desire for revenge — testing Red and the FBI Task Force as never before,” NBC teases.
“It isn’t often that a series resonates so deeply with an audience that it airs for 10 seasons, but The Blacklist proved to a perfect combination of highly talented producers, stellar writing, a cast that never failed to deliver and a crew that always rose to the occasion,” Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement. “A huge thank you to our partners at Sony, everyone from the past decade who made this show an integral part of NBC’s storied history and, of course, a special nod to James Spader, whose performance remains nothing short of spectacular.”
Added Jason Clodfelter, Co-President, Sony Pictures Television Studios, “we thank our wonderful partners at NBC for a remarkable 10 seasons of The Blacklist, the series that introduced the world to Raymond Reddington, brilliantly portrayed by James Spader. James has led a multi-talented and diverse cast that also featured legendary guest stars and hundreds of Blacklisters who made us all root for this anti-hero. We tip our Reddington hat to the dedicated production staff, hard-working crew and talented writers. The unpredictable plot twists have produced a legacy TV show that served to entertain a worldwide audience and as we enter the final season, we can’t wait for audiences to see how Raymond Reddington takes a final bow.”
“After 10 years, hundreds of Blacklist cases and more than 200 episodes produced, we’re honored to reach our conclusion,” said showrunner and executive producer John Eisendrath. “It’s been incredibly fun to create the strange, devious and delightful Blacklisters to challenge Raymond Reddington and our FBI Task Force each week. We would like to thank everyone at NBC and Sony, our extraordinary crew who make the impossible happen every day, our endlessly inventive writers and producers, and our remarkable cast who brought life to these characters. We appreciate our dedicated fanbase who came along for this wonderful ride and are excited to share this final season with them.”
Among the award recognition the series has received are two Golden Globe nominations for Spader, an Emmy win and eight nominations in the stunt categories, an Emmy nomination for guest star Alan Alda, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
In addition to Spader, The Blacklist stars Diego Klattenhoff, Hisham Tawfiq, Anya Banerjee, and Harry Lennix. Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment, Spader, Lukas Reiter, Laura A. Benson, Daniel Cerone, Sean Hennen, Allison Glock-Cooper, and T Cooper serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
The Blacklist, 10th and Final Season Premiere, Sunday, February 26, 10/9c, NBC