'The Blacklist' season 7: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the NBC crime-thriller

'The Blacklist' season 7: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the NBC crime-thriller

NBC's crime-thriller 'The Blacklist' is all set to make its comeback with James Spader as the former US Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, Raymond “Red” Reddington who voluntarily surrenders to the FBI with a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world. After six riveting seasons, the seventh one is here and the trailer peeks at how Reddington is in hostile territory where his secrets will be tested by old enemies and new allies. 

At the Tribeca TV Festival, Spader said that his role in 'The Blacklist' ticks many boxes for him, especially because he feels he is an actor with a restive nature. "It’s sort of a thriller but it’s not. It’s also funny at times, but then at other times it’s really quite intense," he told moderator Whoopi Goldberg. "And it’s a character-driven piece, but then it’s also sort of a procedural to a certain degree. It’s serialized, but also the episodes stand-alone to a certain degree. So when I read all of that, I thought, ‘Fantastic, that really fits the bill.'"

Release date

The seventh season of the series is all set to premiere on October 4 every Friday at 8/7c. 


The official plot summary reads: "Following the startling revelation that Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) isn't who he says he is, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) is torn between the relationship she's developed with the man assumed to be her father and her desire to get to the bottom of years of secrets and lies. Meanwhile, Red leads Liz and the FBI to some of the most strange and dangerous criminals yet, growing his empire and eliminating rivals in the process. All throughout, Liz and Red engage in an uneasy cat-and-mouse game in which lines will be crossed and the truth will be revealed."

This season may finally be the one when Liz finds out if Red is her biological father, especially with her mother Katarina (Lotte Verbeek) coming back into the picture and holding Red hostage.


James Spader

James Spader attends the NBC Universal 2016 Upfront Presentation on May 16, 2016 in New York, New York. (Getty Images)

James Spader stars as the high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond "Red" Reddington in the NBC crime drama and he even earned two Golden Globe Award nominations for his role. The actor is known for playing the titular character of Ultron in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (2015) and also starred in films like 'Sex, Lies, and Videotape' (1989), 'Stargate' (1994), 'Crash' (1996), and 'Secretary' (2002).

Megan Boone

Megan Boone attends the "If Beale Street Could Talk" U.S. premiere during the 56th New York Film Festival at The Apollo Theater on October 09, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Megan Boone essays the character of Elizabeth "Liz" Keen, Tom Keen's wife and a special agent with the FBI on Harold Cooper's team. The actress is known for her role in 'Law & Order: LA' and has starred in films like 'My Bloody Valentine 3D' (2009) and 'Step Up Revolution' (2012).

'The Blacklist' also stars Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler, Amir Arison as Aram Mojtabai, Mozhan Marnò as Samar Navab, Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe Zuma and Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper.


Jon Bokenkamp created the series and executive produced it along with John Davis, John Eisendrath, John Fox, Joe Carnahan and the lead actor James Spader. Set in Washington DC, the series has been produced by Davis Entertainment in association with Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television and Open 4 Business Productions.


In the 1.10-minute clip, it is clear that Katarina Rostova has Reddington and she's determined that he'll tell her everything she wants to know. It remains to be seen if he will actually come through this time around or keep living like he does about his interest in her.


Where to watch

You can stream the first six seasons of 'The Blacklist' on NBC and the seventh one premieres on October 4 every Friday at 8/7c. 

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