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Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 23, 2013
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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The Blacklist

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.

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Liz (Megan Boone) realizes she is being framed by The Cabal forcing Red (James Spader) to use his connections to help her clear her name. As …

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Dembe Zuma will not be leaving Raymond Reddington’s side anytime soon. Hisham Tawfiq, who has been recurring on The Blacklist, playing Red’s bodyguard and protector, has been promoted to a series regular for NBC drama’s recently picked up third season. Introduced in the first episode after the pilot, Tawfiq’s Dembe has appeared in virtually every episode since. His backstory revealed that he shares a special bond with Red who years before had saved him from the world of human trafficking.

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  • Agent Ressler is loosely based on Robert Ressler, a former FBI agent and author. Who played a significant role in the psychological profiling of violent offenders in the 1970s and is often…
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    Agent Ressler is loosely based on Robert Ressler, a former FBI agent and author. Who played a significant role in the psychological profiling of violent offenders in the 1970s and is often credited with coining the English term "serial killer". He was also fundamental in the setting up of the ViCAP system . (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program )
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  • There is an article about Santiago Meza Lopez, who has been dubbed the 'Stew maker', who confessed to disposing of at least 300 bodies over a decade by dumping them in graves and pouring acid…
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    There is an article about Santiago Meza Lopez, who has been dubbed the 'Stew maker', who confessed to disposing of at least 300 bodies over a decade by dumping them in graves and pouring acid on them to let them dissolve underground. Episode 4 of season 1(titled "The Stewmaker") includes the same type character.
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  • Series creator Jon Bokenkamp loosely based his Raymond Reddington character on real-life Boston mafia boss, Whitey Bulger. As explained at the 2013 Comic-Con panel, many news stories…
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    Series creator Jon Bokenkamp loosely based his Raymond Reddington character on real-life Boston mafia boss, Whitey Bulger. As explained at the 2013 Comic-Con panel, many news stories concerning Bulger's arrest & trial were prevalent at the time. Bokenkamp tossed around a few "what if?" scenarios and came up with the basic concept of the show, anchored by the nefarious "concierge of crime" we now know as Red. Although Spader came in very late to the concept (within approximately two weeks of the principal shooting of the pilot), he can be credited with largely contributing to the final "look" of Reddington: closely cropped hair, hat collection, Rx shades (for practicality - Spader really does need them to see), iconically tailored vest-tie-trousers-shirt ensemble, and the infamously expensive ($5,000?) all-weather navy blue coat. As for the acerbic humor & raconteur tendencies of Red? Spader claims these were already present in the pilot script, however one can't help but think that the writers expanded these qualities once they got to know Spader a bit better.
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