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The Blacklist Stars Talk About Secretive Pilot Script, Address The Big Burning Question

NBC’s The Blacklist isn’t only one of the hottest new properties of the fall, it was also a must-see pilot script when development season heated up this past spring.

Even before Emmy winner James Spader become attached to the project – in which he stars as a Most Wanted criminal mastermind who mysteriously surrenders himself to the FBI — Diego Klattenhoff, who plays FBI Agent Donald Ressler, recalls The Blacklist being “this ‘phantom’ script for an amazing project.”

For Megan Boone, who plays Elizabeth Keen — the only FBI agent with whom Spader’s Raymond “Red” Reddington will interact — the series’ “complicated female hero” was a big draw.

Also during their Comic-Con suite visit with Michael Ausiello: Boone addresses “the big question” (and easy theory) inherent with the premise — why did Red choose FBI rookie Elizabeth? — and Klattenhoff weighs in on his Homeland status.

NBC’s The Blacklist airs Mondays at 10/9c, starting Sept. 23.

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11 Comments
  1. Can’t wait to tune in on September 23rd. The best new show of the season in my opinion with an amazing cast and one of the best pilots in recent memory. Hope Mike Faber aka Diego Klattenhoff comes back for a while on Homeland in the upcoming third season whether or not the actor is pulling double duty on both shows.

  2. Bianca says:

    Uncle Mike is coming back :D

  3. CJ says:

    It looks really good, but why did they give her such a horrendous wig for the show?

  4. Joey says:

    I’m excited to see the show. the trailer for it looks good.

  5. M3rc Nate says:

    Im officially hesitant of all shows on NBC. The most recent being Revolution which looked good and sounded good but it burned me by turning out to be melodramatic and have annoying characters etc…so if this turns out to be good and has good writing and pace etc…il be shock, surprised and give NBC some credit.

  6. greysfan says:

    Behind Agents of S.H.I.E.l.L.D. this is the one show i am looking forward to most. Really hope it is as good as the trailer is. Ausiello liked the pilot so that has to be a plus right?

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