For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington has been one of the FBI's Most Wanted fugitives after brokering deals for criminals across the globe. Now, he's mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen, an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico.
In the conclusion of the two-part Season 4 finale, Red spins into motion a risky plan to save the task force and himself. Also: Mr. Kaplan launches the final phase of an assault on Red's empire; and Liz faces the biggest questions about her past.
NBC announced today that The Blacklist has been renewed for a fifth season. The long-running drama has been on the air since 2013, when it broke out as one of the network's top series of the year. Ratings have tapered off since then however, beginning when it was moved to a new night during Season 2.
The series stars James Spader as a mysterious ex-government agent turned FBI's most wanted fugitive, who mysteriously surrenders himself to the agency with an offer to them bring down some of the country's top criminals. The only condition is that he gets to work alongside a new FBI profiler named Elizabeth Keen, which leads to a twisting series of events that slowly reveal his true motives.
NBC attempted to spin-off a key character from the series earlier this year with The Blacklist: Redemption, however audiences did not take to the new entry and it likely will not return for a second season.