NBC’s crime drama ‘The Blacklist,’ created by Jon Bokenkamp, follows the notorious Raymond “Red” Reddington, a genius criminal who has collaborated with some of the world’s most cunning crooks.
The story follows Red and the tension surrounding his gamble to assist the FBI in apprehending his former comrades in exchange for freedom from prosecution and the chance to work with Elizabeth Keen. The musical was launched on September 23, 2013, to rave reviews from reviewers and spectators.
Throughout eight seasons, ‘The Blacklist’ has established itself as one of the most popular criminal thriller series of all time, owing to its creative and suspenseful storyline, James Spader’s superb depiction of Raymond Reddington, and the program’s enthralling narrative twists.
Since the eighth season’s tumultuous ending in June 2021, viewers have been anticipating the ninth season and the answers it may give. For fans whose anticipation for ‘The Blacklist’ Season 9 has been building, here is all we know!
Blacklist Season 9 Release Date
NBC declared the resume of ‘The Blacklist’ for a ninth season on January 26, 2021. Since the season 8 conclusion, which created more issues than answers, fans have been clamoring more season 9 details. The wait is officially over, as NBC broadcasted ‘The Blacklist’ season 9 on October 21, 2021.
Blacklist Season 9 Plot
The season 8 conclusion delivers a bombshell on viewers when Elizabeth is assassinated by one of Townsend’s accomplices. The actual identity of Reddington, which should have been revealed in the eighth season as Elizabeth’s epiphany, was kept unexplained.
Following Townsend’s death, Reddington informs the Task Force of the kingpins most likely to assume the kingdom abandoned by Townsend. While the task group is preoccupied with the assassination of Elizabeth Keen, Reddington escapes with the assistance of Dembe.
The ninth season will begin two years after the death of Elizabeth Keen. Raymond Reddington’s and the FBI Task Force members’ lives have been impacted in unforeseen ways due to the tragedy.
Reddington is missing in action, and his whereabouts are unknown. In an unusual twist of fate, the FBI Task Force and Reddington reunite to hunt down the bad guys.
According to the official description, “Finding themselves at a crossroads, they are compelled by a shared cause to resurrect their original mission: to eliminate dangerous, nasty, and quirky Blacklisters.”
Throughout their journey, “they unearth dangerous opponents, unfathomable machinations, and shocking betrayals that endanger relationships and inspire retribution for the past, all commanded by the most cunning criminal of them all — Raymond Reddington.”
Season 9 is also anticipated to provide light on Reddington’s identity and condition, the fate of Elizabeth’s daughter, Agnes Keen, and the introduction of a new band of villains. It would be fascinating to observe how Reddington responds to the loss of his daughter, the catalyst for his involvement with the FBI.
Blacklist Season 9 Trailer
Check out the Blacklist season 9 trailer here: