US spy thriller The Blacklist has been renewed for a 22-episode second series by NBC.
The series stars James Spader as ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington, now one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives.
Having evaded capture for years, Reddington suddenly arrives back in the US and offers to help capture a list of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists which he’s compiled over the years.
His only condition is that he works only with Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone), a young FBI agent.
The series also stars Diego Klattenhoff (“Homeland”), Harry Lennix (“Man of Steel”), Ryan Eggold (“90210”) and Ilfenesh Hadera (“Da Brick”).
The Blacklist airs in the UK on Sky Living HD.
“The success of The Blacklist demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television, and I’m impressed on a daily basis by this creative team’s imagination and the extent to which they will go to capture this grand vision on film,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.
“With gratitude to both our partners at Sony Pictures Television and our NBC development executives who took a great script and shepherded it into a great series, I hope that Red Reddington never runs out of names to bring down on his list!”