‘The Blacklist: Redemption’ Cast Update: Are These The Characters That Will Stir Up The Show?

Nicholas Kitonyi

The Blacklist: Redemption has been ordered by NBC to premiere no later than this fall. The show features characters from a current hit series, The Blacklist, and is created by the same people behind one of NBC's greatest shows in recent memory. Currently, there are four main characters already enlisted for The Blacklist: Redemption, all who have previously featured on The Blacklist.

Famke Janssen (X-Men and Hemlock Grove) reprises Susan "Scottie" Hargrave,"'the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don't dare touch," notes NBC. While Ryan Eggold will continue to play his role as Tom Keen.

The Blacklist: Redemption faces an uphill task of replicating the success of The Blacklist. While Susan Hargrave will reprise the cunning role similar to the one played by Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) in The Blacklist, audience expectation is already high which means that the task might be tougher than perceived.

As such, it would require more than the brilliant Scottie to stir up the show and woo rave reviews. So who could make it a lot more interesting? Well, NBC says that while Tom will be working hand-in-hand with his biological mother, Susan Hargrave, he will also endeavor to discover more about his past.

In The Blacklist, Solomon proved to be another cunning character, which added to his strategic planning and criminal background to bring out a person that cannot be trusted. In the spin-off series, The Blacklist: Redemption, he works for the same organization with Tom Keen. So they are theoretically partners.

However, given how events unfolded in the previous episode of The Blacklist, "Alexander Kirk (1)," these two have a lot of scores to settle. Tom made it clear that he is not just going to let Solomon's involvement in Liz's death stay buried when he shot him while working together.

NBC's The Blacklist: Redemption season one will have eight episodes and is expected to take the Monday slot previously held by The Blacklist, which moved to Thursdays, according to Deadline. NBC is also lining up several other TV shows this fall, among them, Emerald City and Taken, with 10 episodes each.

However, it will also be interesting to see how Tom and Solomon get along. The two have been listed amongst the lead characters; therefore, they will most likely stay alive for quite a while. So how do they manage to avoid killing each other in The Blacklist: Redemption?

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