NBC has ordered a full 22-episode second season of The Blacklist, broadcast television’s No. 1 drama among viewers 18-49. The series is the fall season’s breakout hit in both same day and record-setting live-plus-7 viewing. The Blacklist is also NBC’s most-watched new drama eight weeks into its run in nearly 20 years.
"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," Greenblatt said. "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!"
Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, added, "We are very proud of the creative achievements of The Blacklist, starting with creator Jon Bokenkamp and his incredible producing partners John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox and Michael Watkins. Our hats are off to them and to everyone in our dream cast — starting with the incomparable James Spader and Megan Boone — and our maverick pilot director, Joe Carnahan, and all of the gifted writers, producers, and directors who bring this cinematic show to life each week."
The series stars Emmy Award winner James Spader as "Red" Reddington, a world-renown terrorist on the FBI’s Most Wanted List who is helping the U.S. government catch international criminals, but for unknown reasons. The series also stars Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold and Parminder Nagra.
USA Today called The Blacklist the fall’s best new drama while TV Guide said, "Can this show get any cooler?"