Ryan Eggold To Rejoin ‘The Blacklist’ As Series Regular Following ‘Redemption’ Cancellation

Tom Keen is coming home. The Blacklist: Redemption star Ryan Eggold will return to the mothership series as a series regular next season following the freshman drama’s cancellation. Read More: // here

‘The Blacklist: Redemption’ Canceled by NBC

NBC has canceled “The Blacklist: Redemption.” Ordered to series in May of last year and starring Famke Janssen and Ryan Eggold, the spinoff began life as an episode of drama “The Blacklist.” In that episode, Janssen debuted as the mother of Eggold’s character. The spinoff’s premise involved Eggold’s character, Keen, being recruited into a secret “private military organization” called Grey Matters that takes on deep-cover assignments. Keen discovered that his long-lost mother (played by Janssen) was the unit’s mysterious leader, sending him on a mission to uncover the truth about her motives and his past. Read More: // here

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‘The Blacklist’ Renewed For Season 5 By NBC

NBC has given a 22-episode fifth-season pickup to its drama series The Blacklist, from Sony TV and Davis Entertainment. There is no official decision yet on spinoff The Blacklist:Redemption but it is not expected to come back for a second season. Read More: // here

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The Blacklist unveils a shocking amount of backstory

The true mastermind who’s been dismantling Red’s empire was revealed during The Blacklist‘s two-hour return on Thursday — but much more of the show’s mythology also came tumbling out. Read More: // here

James Spader: ‘The Blacklist’ delves deep into Red’s past as it returns

Emmy winner James Spader visits TODAY to talk about “The Blacklist,” in which he plays the infamous criminal James “Red” Reddington. Read More: // here

Andrew McCarthy on His New YA Novel, and Directing ‘OITNB’ … and James Spader

You are also continuing your amazing TV directing career: The Blacklist, The Blacklist: Redemption, Orange Is the New Black, Halt and Catch Fire, Grace and Frankie … What is it about directing that attracts you to go behind the camera?
I don’t know. … I love the collaboration. I know how to talk to actors. The older I got, the more interested I was in telling the whole story and not just my subjective point of view of it, the acting point of view, so I really enjoy that notion of telling the whole thing.

That’s what’s interesting about the writing too: the sense that you’re sort of doing both. Whereas in acting, you’re very subjective and you’re telling that side of the story; in directing, you’re overview-ing the whole thing. In writing, you’re kind of doing both, because you’re very subjective with the characters, and then you’re responsible for telling the entire story as well. I enjoyed that aspect of that. Directing is just a job I know how to do. I understand the dilemmas of the actors, and I understand the dilemmas of the people on the technical filmmaking part of it too, and you’re just trying to create an environment on the set where everybody can do their best.

You’ve directed multiple episodes of The Blacklist. We have to note that Blane is directing Steff when you’re directing James Spader in The Blacklist. We’d like to think that you two are talking about Pretty in Pink, and whether Steff really liked Andie, and how cool Duckie actually was, but in fact, I’m guessing you’re not.
Oh, that’s all we talk about. Very rarely do we get to the shots of the day. I’m glad you remembered all those names, because I didn’t. But really, it’s great to work with James again. I hadn’t seen James in a number of years until [The Blacklist], and we didn’t miss a beat. Someone on the set saw us laughing about something, and they said, “Are you two different than how you were when you were acting together in movies?” James just looked at him and said, “We’re exactly the same, only more so,” which kind of sums it up.

That seems like a very James Spader-y thing to say.
It is a very James thing to say, isn’t it? Yeah. I love him. I love him. He’s one of a kind.

Your daughter just starred as Matilda on Broadway, and, is this true? Your son is starring in a movie with Molly Ringwald?
Yes, it’s true. I swore my children would never be actors, and here they are. My daughter Willow was Matilda for nine months, and my son Sam is doing a film [All These Small Moments] with Molly Ringwald as his mother, yes.

Have you and Molly talked about that?
Oh, we did email back and forth about it. We kind of went, “Oh, my God. Crazy.”

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Sky1 Sets UK Premiere Date For ‘The Blacklist: Redemption’

NBC’s The Blacklist spin-off The Blacklist: Redemption will receive its UK premiere on Sky1 on Wednesday March 29th at 9pm, it has been announced. Read More: // here

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