- blacklist Season 9 premieres Thursday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.
- Season 9 promo reveals Raymond Reddington’s new look.
- The character of Diego Klattenhoff could play a standout role in the seasons ahead.
‘The Blacklist’ season 9: Release date, story details, and everything else we know
countdown to blacklist Season 9 is underway, and fans are clamoring for the next chapter in the new journey of criminal informant Raymond Reddington (James Spader). After the season 8 finale, “Konettes,” revealed the death of Liz Keane (Megan Boone), viewers have been patiently awaiting continuation.
‘The Blacklist’ season 9 promo gives a glimpse of Reddington’s new look
How to Watch ‘The Blacklist’ Season 9 Premiere
Long awaited season 9 via promo Carter Matt, we get an indication of what’s to come. Red and black undertones coat every scene, and, as we expected, the two-year time jump touches on Liz’s death, without allowing it to escalate.
“After Elizabeth’s death, nothing is there,” Reddington says in voice-over.
“Liz died for the blacklist,” Ressler says. “Whether she died in vain is up to you.”
“This journey is not over yet,” Reddington continues.
There’s not much flesh in the clip, but it’s enough to show us exactly what we’ve been waiting for: a disbanded task force and Reddington, hungry for revenge, with nothing to lose. One thing we can’t help but notice is Reddington’s new look. Fans have speculated for weeks that Spader may have changed because he was not seen filming.
Now we know — Reddington is hairless, and we’re here for it. Whether it’s related to his terminal illness, a cure (like chemo), or looking like the big-bag guy we formerly knew him to be, we can’t wait to see what his story turns out to be in Season 9. Is.
Why Donald Wrestler Will Possibly Play a Bigger Role
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While Reddington’s look is an important clue about Season 9’s tone, Wrestler’s raucous, disheveled presence should also be noted. Again, the two-year time jump following Liz’s death affected her in ways we’ve never seen before. With the jump, we skip the initial mourning period and go straight ahead. As for Wrestler, it looks like he is also out for revenge. Will he and Reddington team up, or does Wrestler blame Raid for Liz’s death?
Not many other details have been revealed in the teaser, but we’ll be keeping an eye on an updated clip as we get closer to the premiere — but don’t hold your breath. With the exit of series creator John Bokenkamp, we fully expect the rest of the showrunner John Esendrath to keep the curtains closed until the time of the show. The magic lies in the anticipation of what he’ll do with Bokenkamp’s past mythology, so there’s no reason to preview more than necessary. We’ll do the tuning. Do you?
blacklist Season 9 premieres Thursday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.