Blacklist Spinoff Ryan Eggold

Blacklist Spinoff: Ryan Eggold Set as Male Lead Opposite Famke Janssen

It’s official: The Blacklist‘s Ryan Eggold (Tom) has formally closed a deal to star in NBC’s in-the-works (and currently untitled) spinoff series, TVLine has learned.

Eggold would serve as the show’s male lead opposite How to Get Away With Murder‘s Famke Janssen, whose character, Susan “Scottie” Halsted, will be introduced in The Blacklist‘s May 5 episode. The May 12 episode, meanwhile, will function as the official backdoor pilot for the potential spinoff.

Rumor has it that Tom and Scottie’s relationship will mirror the Liz (Megan Boone)/Red (James Spader) dynamic. On The Blacklist, Eggold’s con-man character is currently engaged to Liz. (Hope their banquet hall has a liberal refund policy.)

If the offshoot fails to snag a series order from NBC, Eggold would return to mothership as a regular.

As we previously reported, Edi Gathegiaka The Blacklist‘s big bad Mr. Solomon — will play a supporting role in the spinoff. The cast also includes Tawny Cypress.