The Blacklist has been going strong since it first aired in 2013. Its twisty scripts, fast-paced direction, and great acting have kept it going strong, so it’s not surprising that NBC gave the crime thriller another season.
But what should we look forward to in the next chapter? Here’s what you need to know about season ten of The Blacklist.
The Release Date for the Blacklist Season 10
Tom Scutaro, the location manager for The Blacklist, told Westchester County Tourism & Film in a recent interview:
“It’s been a really good time. It’s hard to believe all of this began in 2013. Except for the first episode, I’ve worked on the show since it began. We’re excited to be back for the tenth season, which we’ll start filming after Labor Day.”
Labor Day is on the first Monday of September, which is the 5th of 2022. Around the same time last year, work on season nine began.
The Blacklist tends to film episodes and then release them all at the same time. If this keeps up, the first episode of season 10 could come out in October.
Fans will be very happy to hear that. If the show is moved from Friday to Sunday, it could be seen by more people. It’s a more traditional time slot for a show like this, even though it means it’ll be up against NCIS: Los Angeles and The Equalizer on CBS, which are also similar shows.
And, whether the change works or not, we might even get a Blacklist movie.
“The windowing system and the fact that streamers want movies and that movies drive platforms have, in my opinion, made the movie business more profitable,” said NBC CEO Jeff Shell (via The Express).
“[NBCU] makes twice as many movies as our closest competitors, and we’re buying all of them and putting them in Peacock to set up the streaming service.”
The Blacklist is on both NBC and Peacock, so a movie could be a way to keep the story going, even if the show itself ends because of this Sunday night experiment.
The Plot of the Blacklist Season 10
Even though the plot of season 10 is being kept secret, for now, the end of season nine gave fans a pretty good idea of where it will go.
At the end of the season, we found out that Red’s trusted advisor Marvin Gerard (Fisher Stevens) was the one who killed his wife Elizabeth (Megan Boone).
But even after he was found out and killed, he left one last gift, which hurt Red very much.
Wujing (Chin Han), one of the first Blacklisters from season one, met Marvin in prison. He told Wujing that he was caught because Red and the FBI were working together. Marvin then gave Wujing a list of other people Red helped put away.
Wujing is now out for revenge. He has a list of other Blacklisters that he plans to ask to help him find Red and kill him.
Red’s search for revenge is coming to an end, and it looks like he’ll be the one getting it in season 10.
The Cast of the Blacklist Season 10
After the exciting end of season nine, fans can’t stop thinking about who will be back for season ten.
Even though no one has been confirmed as of August 2022, we would expect its star and executive producer, James Spader, to return as Raymond “Red” Reddington, a criminal mastermind who became a supergrass analyst.
We also expect Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff), Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix), and Dembe Zuma (Hisham Tawfiq), who are all major players, to return.
Amir Arison, who played FBI Special Agent Aram Mojtabai in the show’s first season, and Laura Sohn, who played FBI agent Alina Park in the sixth season, will not be back for the next installment (via Deadline).
Arison is reportedly leaving to make his Broadway debut in The Kite Runner, an opportunity he says he “could not pass up.” In the meantime, Sohn is leaving to work on other projects, but we don’t know much about them yet.
In a long message on Twitter, Arison said, “The Blacklist has changed my life. I have made friends for life, learned so much along the way, and met so many wonderful people from all over the world who love the show.”
“I know how lucky I am to have been able to work and grow with a role for nine years with this special cast, crew, and so many dedicated artists.”
Even though Arison is leaving, the door is open for him to make guest appearances or even a full return in the future. His character’s exit story is that he is leaving the FBI and moving to Brooklyn. The finale even hinted at his next project by saying that he might see a Broadway show while he is in New York.
Trailer for Season 10 of the Blacklist
If there isn’t finished footage, there can’t be a trailer. Keep your eyes and ears open for our update. You’ll see it here before anywhere else. The Blacklist airs on NBC every Friday, but it hasn’t come out in the UK yet.
The Blacklist has been renewed for a 10th season. A movie could be a way to keep the story going, even if the show itself ends. The plot of season 10 is being kept secret for now. Wujing (Chin Han), one of the first Blacklisters from season one, is out for revenge. Amir Arison and Laura Sohn will not be back for season 10.
The door is open for guest appearances or even a full return in the future. The Blacklist airs on NBC every Friday, but it hasn’t come out in the UK yet. There won’t be a trailer for season 10 yet, but we’ll have an embargo on it until next week.