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

The Blacklist Season 3

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.