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Old March 13 2013, 01:50 PM   #49
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"The Blacklist" NBC spy drama

James Spader has been tapped to star in the network's psychological drama thriller The Blacklist,
The pilot revolves around Raymond "Red" Reddington, the world's most-wanted criminal who mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent Liz Keen (Blue Bloods' Megan Boone) with whom he seemingly has no connection.
Spader will play Red, who is described as a dignified, worldly and magnetic former Army intelligence offer who went AWOL. He doesn't consider himself to be a spy but instead a facilitator, who brokers deals for criminals and has no allegiance to any country or political agenda -- only the highest bidder.
Jon Bokenkamp (Perfect Stranger) will pen the pilot for Sony Pictures Television and executive produce alongside John Fox, John Davis and John Eisendrath (Alias), the latter of whom will serve as showrunner.
Glad to see former Alias alum as a showrunner.

James Spader to Star in NBC's Spy Drama 'The Blacklist'

It sounds like Persons of Interest meets Alias. I don't think it will be heavily serialized like The Americans or Homeland but have character building arcs.
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