NBC has ordered an early renewal for season 8 of ‘The Blacklist’. Are they planning to cancel the series after the eighth outing? Let’s find out.
The veteran drama ‘The Blacklist’ has received an early renewal for season 8 on NBC for the second consecutive year. The renewal announcement was made during the celebration of ‘The Blacklist’s’ 150th episode, with the cast and crew in New York City. But fans are anxious to know if the showrunners are planning to cancel ‘The Blacklist’ after season 8. Let’s find out!
- ‘The Blacklist’ renewed for season 8
- How is ‘The Blacklist’ faring for NBC and Sony?
- Has ‘The Blacklist’ been cancelled after season 8?
NBC has ordered the early renewal of season 8 of ‘The Blacklist’. Are they planning to cancel the series after the eighth outing?
‘The Blacklist’ renewed for season 8
‘The Blacklist’ pickup came as no surprise. Fans anticipated it after leading studio Sony Pictures Television closed new deals with the original cast members whose contracts were coming to an end. The list of actors whose contracts were renewed included stars James Spader and Megan Boone. The entire cast of ‘The Blacklist’ is set to return next season.
Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment, congratulated the team saying,
“Congratulations to our incredible cast, producers, and crew, all of whom continue to reach excellence week in and week out”. They shared their excitement with the team and added, “We couldn’t be more excited to continue Red and Liz’s story into season eight”.
‘The Blacklist’ premiered its pilot in September 2013. The series depicted James Spader as wanted criminal Raymond Reddington and Megan Boone as FBI profiler Liz Keen. Red has a complicated personal relationship with Megan. Red has assisted the FBI with tracking down dangerous and elusive criminals. While Red helps the FBI, Liz searches for answers about Red’s real identity. Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison, and Hisham Tawfiq are a part of the main cast.
How is ‘The Blacklist’ faring for NBC and Sony?
‘The Blacklist’ has become a reliable utility player for NBC, especially because NBC Universal has an ownership stake in it. Additionally, ‘The Blacklist’ is a profit-making machine for Sony TV with strong international sales and, moreover, a lucrative Netflix streaming deal.
Chris Parnell, co-president, Sony Pictures Television, praised the show for telling exciting and imaginative stories. They thanked the team of writers and actors saying,
“It’s due to the brilliant cast, crew, and our writing staff, led by Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath, who commit to unparalleled creativity. Wait until you see what’s in store for season eight. Thank you to Lisa Katz, Tracey Pakosta, Pearlena Igbokwe, and all of our partners at NBC and Universal Television”.
Has ‘The Blacklist’ been cancelled after season 8?
Jon Bokenkamp, John Fox, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, John Eisendrath, John Davis, J.R. Orci, and Laura A. Benson form the list of executive producers of ‘The Blacklist’.
If you don’t know, ‘The Blacklist’ is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television in association with Davis Entertainment. The series is pulling huge revenues for NBC and Sony. There’s no point in cancelling the series at this time. No information regarding the cancellation of ‘The Blacklist’ after season 8 has been announced. Any news on social media related to the cancellation of ‘The Blacklist’, is an attention-grabbing rumour.
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