The American crime thriller series, The Blacklist, which premiered in 2013 is currently airing its eight-season. It is amongst the longest-running scripted series aired on NBC. The series revolves around a former U.S. Navy Officer turned into a high-profile criminal and one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitive, Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington (James Spader).
He voluntarily surrenders to the FBI and demands to help the authorities if they’ll partner him up with a rookie agent, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) to give them information regarding dangerous criminals.
The long-running series was given a green signal for the 9th season. The news of the renewal came three weeks after season eight began on NBC. Interested to know more about the potential future of your favorite thriller series? Continue reading further to find about the release date, plot, and returning cast of the series.
Is The Blacklist Season 9 Coming Out?
Yes, it is. The show was renewed for another potential season just three episodes into the eighth season. The renewal of the ninth season comes amid the coronavirus pandemic situation that continues stimulating the cancellation or postponing of new series/seasons at a time when pilots are pouring on screen.
Despite relatively low ratings of season 8, creators have given Blacklist another renewal so early which is a rare occurrence. It seems like as long as Spader is willing to reprise the role, the Blacklist will continue.
When Will The Blacklist Season 9 Release?
Considering the current pandemic situation and the early renewal announcement of season 9, we can’t speculate when will the season be released. The previous pattern has also not been steady to predict the future season’s date since the first five were released in September October.
The sixth was released in January, the Seventh in October while the eighth in November. So, let us hope that the pandemic situation clears and the production of the 9th season starts soon after the eighth is over.
What plot can we expect from the 9th Season?
Currently, three episodes of season 8 have been on air; hence, it wholly lies upon how the season 8 plot turns out. As of yet, in season 8, Liz has been planning to take revenge on Red and Red gets to know about it by the end of episode three. What will be the outcome of it? Fans have to go through season eight to know it. It is predicted that Elizabeth may survive since the ninth season is underway.
Critical Acclaims of The Blacklist
Since the pilot episode, the series has been praised highly by the viewers and critics. 7 Seasons and eight ongoing, total comprising of 162 episodes, the series has acquired several awards including Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. The series is known for its thrilling storyline and phenomenal character building.
The early announcement has been made, so you now know that there is another season coming. Let’s hope that the production isn’t delayed and season nine releases as per schedule.