The Blacklist star Megan Boone to exit series after 8 seasons

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

The Blacklist, Megan Boone, James Spader, Season 8, exit

Megan Boone is crossing her name off The Blacklist after eight seasons. Boone plays the female lead, Elizabeth 'Liz' Keen, opposite James Spader's Raymond 'Red' Reddington, on the series. She's scheduled to make her last appearance as a series regular during the upcoming Season 8 finale.

According to Deadline, Boone has been plotting her exit for a while. In fact, she decided to leave well before The Blacklist was picked up for a ninth season. This gave the writers ample time to craft an exit that will hopefully be well-received by fans. While she's walking away from The Blacklist, Boone already has other projects in the works to focus on.

During her time on The Blacklist, Boone's Elizabeth 'Liz' Keen has gone from a rookie FBI agent to a criminal on the run. You might say that extenuating circumstances have transformed her throughout the years, leading her down a path toward the Dark Side. After watching 'Red' Reddington kill her mother, Liz made him her next and primary target. However, anyone who watched The Blacklist will know that Red is a slippery sort, and so their game of cat and mouse continues.

Before Boone leaves the show, The Blacklist creator Jon Bokenkamp has teased that the show will be "going back to the very beginning and unpack answers to eight years worth of questions.” Obviously, the writers have a lot of ground to cover. Let's hope they're up to the task.

How will The Blacklist move forward without Elizabeth 'Liz' Keen as a key component? Who else could serve as a proper foil for Spader's Reddington? I know a lot of people who still love this show, and they'll be dying to find out.

Source: Deadline

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