The Blacklist Spinoff

The Blacklist Spinoff: Edi Gathegi's Big Bad Mr. Solomon Set for Major Role

The Blacklist is poised to lose one of its biggest villains to… The Blacklist.

Edi Gathegi, who has recurred on the NBC drama this season as big bad Mr. Solomon, has closed a deal to co-star in the network’s in-the-works spinoff, TVLine has learned.

The potential offshoot will star How to Get Away With Murder‘s Famke Janssen, whose character, Susan “Scottie” Halsted, will be introduced in series’ May 5 episode. The May 12 episode, meanwhile, will serve as the official backdoor pilot for the spinoff.

Rumor has it that Blacklist regular Ryan Eggold will also have a major role in the project, with Tom and Scottie’s relationship mirroring the mothership’s Liz (Megan Boone)/Red (James Spader) dynamic.

A source, meanwhile, stresses that there is currently no series commitment for the spinoff. A decision will likely be made in May.