When “The Blacklist” Season 3 returns the stakes are going to be high for both Red (James Spader) and Liz (Megan Boone). Liz will prepare for her wedding to Tom (Ryan Eggold) and the arrival of her baby, while Red will have to deal with old enemies. As the rest of the season plays out, the show could be building towards an additional series on NBC.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC is planning a potential “The Blacklist” spinoff series which would star Famke Janssen. Janssen will make her debut on “The Blacklist” in episode 21 on May 5 and her character, Susan “Scottie” Halsted, could possibly be the mother of Tom. The backdoor pilot for the spinoff series will be on May 12.
Janssen isn’t the only name that’s being reported for the spinoff. Recurring villain Mr. Solomon (Edi Gathegi) will also be a big part of the new series. Solomon is a Cabal operative who is trying to hunt down Red and kill him. TVLine reports that Gathegi has signed a deal to co-star on the program.
It’s also rumored that Eggold will also be a part of the series and is planned to have a relationship with Janssen’s character similar to what Red and Liz have developed. The decision on if the network will move forward with the spinoff series will be determined in May.
“The Blacklist” is currently one of the most popular shows on NBC. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show averages a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 and about 12 million total viewers considering seven days of delayed viewing. NBC has already renewed the series for a fourth season.
When the show returns next week, Mr. Solomon will be back to cause more problems for Red and Liz. As Liz prepares for her wedding to Tom, thieves will go after a nuclear weapon and the task force will try to stop them before it’s too late.
“The Blacklist” Season 3 returns on Thursday, April 7, on NBC at 9 p.m. EDT. Would you like to see “The Blacklist” get a spinoff series? Sound off in the comments section below!