The eighth season’s finale of The Blacklist ended with a major cliffhanger and also featured a departure of one of the major characters. As a result, the fans are eagerly waiting for the release of The Blacklist Season 9 to know what’s next for Red. There is a possibility that the new season will run parallel to the tragedy that occurred in the inaugural season. It will also provide answers to the questions like ‘who is #2?’ So, when will the fans get their answers? Here is everything to know.
The Blacklist is an American crime drama action-thriller TV series. Jon Bokenkamp created this show for NBC. It is one of the most critically acclaimed shows of the network that began airing on September 23, 2013. NBC has released a total of eight seasons so far. Its latest installment recently concluded on June 23, 2021. Not just that, the series already got a renewal for the ninth season, which is due to release later this year.
The Blacklist Season 9: What To Expect?
It looks like Liz’s death will change the entire landscape of this crime drama series. She, along with Red, played a prominent part in the show’s storyline. But now, the tale of Raymon Reddington will get a new perspective as Liz will no longer appear in the series. It is likely that Red will be up for vengeance in The Blacklist Season 9 and will prepare a plan to destroy the entire empire of Townsend, including the guy who shot Liz. He will also focus more on his granddaughter Agnes.
Also, the death of Liz popped up the question of who is #2. There was speculation that Neville Townsend is the guy, but he never got the number officially. There is also a possibility that if the real Katarina Rostov is not a Reddington, then she can become the new big bad for the series. Reddington successfully popped up Liz to the top spot. Now the ninth season will likely reveal who was behind her on the second spot.
Who Will Appear In It?
Unfortunately, the journey of Megan Boone ended along with the eighth season as her character died in the season finale. So, the fans won’t see more of her in the show. But it is very safe to assume that James Spader will return to play the lead character of Raymond Reddington in The Blacklist Season 9.
Besides Boone leaving the show, there is not any other major cast update so far. Hence it is expected that all the main characters will return and reprise their roles. The other members who will likely return are Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler, Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe Zuma, Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper, Amir Arison as Aram Mojtabai, and Laura Sohn as Alina Park.
The Blacklist Season 9: Release Date
The new season of this thrilling crime drama won’t make the fans wait for very long as it is all set to release in the next few weeks. The Blacklist Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, October 21, 2021, on NBC. In the eighth season, the series followed the Wednesdays time slot but now it will come out on Thursdays. So, stay tuned for more updates.