The Blacklist Season 3

The Blacklist Casting New Big Bad With 'Shocking, Intimate' Ties to Red

One huge skeleton will soon be pulled from Ray Reddington’s closet.

TVLine has learned that The Blacklist is casting the role of Alexander Kirk, a foe of Red’s who will play heavily into the final episodes of Season 3 and well into Season 4.

Here’s the full character description: “Charming and charismatic, he is a multi-national businessman whose strong personal ethics and whip-sharp intelligence have made him a major player on the world stage. He is now using his power and resources to strike back against his longtime nemesis, Raymond Reddington.”

What’s more, Kirk and Red “share a history fraught with lies and betrayal, with Kirk connected to one of the most intimate, shocking secrets from Red’s past.”

The NBC drama is seeking a 50- to 65-year-old male to play Kirk, who will appear in Episodes 21 through 23 of the current third season, before returning in Season 4 for roughly eight episodes.

Your theories on the secret Kirk is privy to? Casting suggestions? Drop ’em all in the comments section below.