The ratings for The Blacklist have dropped quite a bit over that last couple years but that’s not stopping [su_nbc] from moving forward with The Blacklist: Redemption.
The network announced today that their spin-off series will launch on Thursday, February 23rd, at 10pm. It will take the place of The Blacklist on the schedule and will run for eight weeks. After that, The Blacklist will return to its regular timeslot and then finish out its fourth season.
Here’s NBC’s description of The Blacklist: Redemption:
In this thrilling new spin-off, the world’s most elusive criminals from Red’s infamous list come together to form an elite mercenary team as they try to regain their self-worth after a lifetime of inflicting damage on the world. Seeking redemption for their past transgressions, this new group solves problems governments don’t dare touch. Blacklist undercover operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) joins the team’s brilliant and cunning chief, Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Famke Janssen), as well as lethal assassin and Tom nemesis Matias Solomon (Edi Gathegi), as they aim to be a force for good and right dangerous wrongs. Along with highly skilled members Nez Rowan (Tawny Cypress) and hacker Dumont (Adrian Martinez), they will undertake seemingly impossible missions – all in the hopes of repairing their damaged souls.
Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and David Amann serve as writers and executive producers. John Fox and John Davis also executive produce. Co-executive producer John Terlesky directs. “The Blacklist: Redemption” was created by Bokenkamp, Eisendrath, Lukas Reiter and J.R. Orci. The series is produced by John Eisendrath Productions, Flatwater Scribe, Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Blacklist on NBC? Do you plan to watch the Redemption spin-off?