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The Blacklist

Year:
Duration:
43 min (approx.)
Genres:
Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
IMDB rate:
8.2
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2013-09-23
Filming Locations: Pleasantville, New York, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
The Blacklist
James Spader
Raymond 'Red' Reddington
Megan Boone
Elizabeth Keen
Diego Klattenhoff
Donald Ressler
Harry Lennix
Harold Cooper
Ryan Eggold
Tom Keen
Hisham Tawfiq
Dembe
Amir Arison
Aram Mojtabai
Parminder Nagra
Agent Meera Malik
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Trivia
During the first season and the first episode of the second, Megan Boone wore a wig to cover her short hair.
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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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Red's signature fedora came about as a result of a suggestion from series star James Spader.
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Faq
Q
Who is doing the principal casting for the series in New York?
A
Chyrstie Street
Q
What songs are featured in the show?
A
A song list can be found at: http://tvshowmusic.com/shows/the-blacklist-music-season-1
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Photos from cast
Paul Reubens Jane Alexander Clifton Collins Jr. Gloria Reuben Amy Hargreaves Booch O'Connell