The Blacklist will end with Season 10 after a long run of deception, intrigue, and monologuing

The Blacklist Season 10, starring James Spader as Raymond Reddington, will be the long-running crime drama’s final season.

The Blacklist, or as I like to call it, Storytime with James Spader, will end after the conclusion of Season 10. The final season of the long-running crime drama launches on Sunday, February 26, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. As a part of the show’s tenth and final season, The Blacklist will air its 200th episode on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

In The Blacklist Season 10, James Spader returns as Raymond Reddington, a criminal mastermind with a gift for gab. In the upcoming season, Reddington assumes a covert role as an FBI informant under the threat of being exposed. Meanwhile, former Blacklisters join forces against him in revenge for every time Reddington burnt them or played the game better than they ever could.

NBC‘s The Blacklist has garnered awards recognition, including two Golden Globe Award nominations for James Spader, one Emmy Award win and eight nominations in the stunt categories, an Emmy nomination for guest star Alan Alda, a SAG Award nomination, two People’s Choice Award nominations, three Environmental Media Association Award wins and multiple Guild of Music Supervisors Award nominations.

“It isn’t often that a series resonates so deeply with an audience that it airs for 10 seasons, but ‘The Blacklist’ proved to a perfect combination of highly talented producers, stellar writing, a cast that never failed to deliver and a crew that always rose to the occasion,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television, and Streaming. “A huge thank you to our partners at Sony, everyone from the past decade who made this show an integral part of NBC’s storied history and, of course, a special nod to James Spader, whose performance remains nothing short of spectacular.”

“We thank our wonderful partners at NBC for a remarkable 10 seasons of ‘The Blacklist,’ the series that introduced the world to Raymond Reddington, brilliantly portrayed by James Spader,” said Jason Clodfelter, Co-President, of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “James has led a multi-talented and diverse cast that also featured legendary guest stars and hundreds of Blacklisters who made us all root for this anti-hero. We tip our Reddington hat to the dedicated production staff, hard-working crew and talented writers. The unpredictable plot twists have produced a legacy TV show that served to entertain a worldwide audience and as we enter the final season, we can’t wait for audiences to see how Raymond Reddington takes a final bow.”

“After 10 years, hundreds of ‘Blacklist’ cases and more than 200 episodes produced, we’re honored to reach our conclusion,” said showrunner and executive producer John Eisendrath. “It’s been incredibly fun to create the strange, devious and delightful Blacklisters to challenge Raymond Reddington and our FBI Task Force each week. We would like to thank everyone at NBC and Sony, our extraordinary crew who make the impossible happen every day, our endlessly inventive writers and producers, and our remarkable cast who brought life to these characters. We appreciate our dedicated fanbase who came along for this wonderful ride and are excited to share this final season with them.”

Are you disappointed about The Blacklist going the way of the dodo, or is Reddington’s retirement long overdue? I haven’t tuned into The Blacklist in ages. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the first couple of seasons of the show. Spader is hypnotic, and his time as Raymond Reddington will be impossible to forget.

Source: NBC

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.