The Blacklist: Redemption

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The Blacklist: Redemption
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Created by
ComposerDave Porter
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time43 minutes
Production companies
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkNBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 23 (2017-02-23) –
April 13, 2017 (2017-04-13)
Related showsThe Blacklist

The Blacklist: Redemption is an American crime thriller television series that aired on NBC from February 23 to April 13, 2017.[1] A spin-off from the NBC series The Blacklist, The Blacklist: Redemption stars Famke Janssen as Susan Scott "Scottie" Hargrave, president of Halcyon Aegis, a private military company with teams of corporate operatives, and Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen. Eggold appeared in The Blacklist and returned to it after completing his role in The Blacklist: Redemption. After an episode of The Blacklist served as a backdoor pilot, the new series was ordered by NBC in May 2016. NBC cancelled the series after one season on May 12, 2017.


The Blacklist: Redemption focuses on Tom Keen and his mother, Susan Hargrave, who runs Halcyon, a covert mercenary organization. While investigating cases, Tom learns that his father, Howard, is alive, which leads Tom to discoveries about his past and the rivalry between Susan and Howard, discoveries that force Tom to choose a side.




  • Terry O'Quinn as Howard Hargrave, founder of Halcyon Aegis, and Tom Keen's father.[6]
  • Theodora Miranne as Kat Carlson, Scottie's personal assistant.[7]
  • Dan Amboyer as Daniel / "Trevor", the much younger male prostitute Scottie visits, who eventually starts a relationship with Kat.[8]

Additionally, The Blacklist stars Megan Boone and Harry Lennix made guest appearances during the season.[8][9]



In March 2016, NBC began developing a spin-off series created by The Blacklist creator Jon Bokenkamp and showrunner John Eisendrath, who would both executive produce with John Davis and John Fox, the rest of their team from the original series. The project stars Famke Janssen as Susan "Scottie" Hargrave and Ryan Eggold reprising his role as Tom Keen, and was conceived to highlight a similar dynamic between Scottie and Tom to what Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) has to Liz Keen (Megan Boone) on The Blacklist.[2] Additionally, Janssen first appeared in the role in The Blacklist episode "Susan Hargrave" in May 2016,[4] with the following episode, "Alexander Kirk", serving as a backdoor pilot for the potential series.[2] The new series, named The Blacklist: Redemption, was ordered on May 14, 2016.[10] In October 2016, David Amann was named the series' showrunner and executive producer.[11][12] On May 12, 2017, NBC canceled the series after one season and Eggold returned to his role on The Blacklist.[13][14]


In March 2016, the cast of The Blacklist: Redemption was revealed and included Famke Janssen as Susan Hargrave,[2][3] Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen,[2] Edi Gathegi as Matias Solomon, reprising his Blacklist role,[4] and Tawny Cypress as Nez Rowan, who was introduced on The Blacklist before appearing in the spin-off.[5] In July 2016, Adrian Martinez was added in a recurring role as computer hacker Dumont, after previously guest-starring on The Blacklist.[3]

Terry O'Quinn's casting as Howard Hargrave, Tom's father, a recurring role, was announced in December 2016.[6] Additional recurring characters in the series include Theodora Miranne as Kat Carlson,[7] and Dan Amboyer as Daniel / "Trevor".[8] Boone and Harry Lennix reprised their Blacklist roles as Elizabeth Keen and Harold Cooper, respectively, in the series.[8][9]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
1"Leland Bray"John TerleskyStory by : Jon Bokenkamp & John Eisendrath & Lukas Reiter & J. R. Orci
Teleplay by : Jon Bokenkamp & John Eisendrath & David Amann
February 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)4.26[15]
Tom Keen travels to New York to discuss his late father's estate only to discover that his father, Howard, is alive and faked his death. Howard enlists Tom to join his mother’s security firm to help find a kidnapped CIA agent.
2"Kevin Jensen"Donald E. Thorin, Jr.Lukas ReiterMarch 2, 2017 (2017-03-02)4.76[16]
Tom’s mother, Susan "Scottie" Hargrave, enlists the team on a dangerous mission when her family friend, American journalist Kevin Jensen, is falsely arrested for espionage in a foreign country and must be rescued before he is executed.
3"Independence, U.S.A."Bill RoeSean HennenMarch 9, 2017 (2017-03-09)3.69[17]
A plane crash in the Ural Mountains sends Tom and Nez to infiltrate a top-secret military facility that is a replica of an American town where Russian agents are trained to replace Americans. Scottie learns Howard had been searching for their son just before his faked death. Howard suggests to Tom that Scottie is an imposter. Scottie enlists Solomon to find answers about her husband.
4"Operation Davenport"John TerleskyRichard D'Ovidio & Spencer HudnutMarch 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)4.12[18]
When terrorists escape from a CIA black site in Manhattan, Tom and the team must find them and lock down the city before disaster strikes. Scottie uncovers clues about her son that could expose Tom's identity.
5"Borealis 301"Elodie KeeneGlen Whitman & Matt BosackMarch 23, 2017 (2017-03-23)3.96[19]
Tom and Solomon go undercover as flight attendants on an international flight to catch a team of thieves who steal valuable cargo from planes. Howard urges Tom to find proof of a conspiracy orchestrated by Scottie. Scottie discovers the truth about Howard's faked death.
6"Hostages"Andrew McCarthyDan E. Fesman & Sean HennenMarch 30, 2017 (2017-03-30)3.99[20]
A wealthy businessman and his family are abducted and the Halcyon team rushes to get them back. With time running out, the team must make a dangerous choice. Tom risks his safety to rescue his father and stop Scottie from learning the truth.
7"Whitehall"Oz ScottSpencer Hudnut & Richard D'Ovidio & Kathryn Miller KelleyApril 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)3.72[21]
Tom escapes from Halcyon after Scottie discovers his identity and orders him tortured for information. Tom teams with his father to discover the secret of the mysterious "Whitehall".
8"Whitehall: Conclusion"John TerleskyStory by : J. R. Orci
Teleplay by : Dan E. Fesman & Glen Whitman & Matt Bosack
April 13, 2017 (2017-04-13)3.92[22]
Scottie and Howard battle for control of Halcyon and the technology tied to Whitehall, forcing Tom, Nez, and Solomon to choose sides. Kat makes a discovery while investigating irregularities in Halcyon's operations. Tom clashes with Solomon as he makes a fateful choice.


The Blacklist: Redemption has a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 60% based on five reviews, and an average rating of 7/10.[23] In her review of the first episode, Sonia Saraiya of Variety wrote that she did not find the charisma of the series’ three main actors to equal that of The Blacklist's James Spader, while Jodi Walker of Entertainment Weekly wrote that the season was a satisfying foundation on which to create what she hoped would be better seasons.[24][25]


Viewership and ratings per episode of The Blacklist: Redemption
No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "Leland Bray" February 23, 2017 0.8/3 4.26[15] 2.495 6.751[26]
2 "Kevin Jensen" March 2, 2017 1.0/4 4.76[16]
3 "Independence, U.S.A." March 9, 2017 0.7/3 3.69[17] 0.5 2.282 1.2 5.999[27]
4 "Operation Davenport" March 16, 2017 0.7/3 4.12[18] 0.5 2.135 1.2 6.253[28]
5 "Borealis 301" March 23, 2017 0.7/3 3.96[19] 2.023 5.979[29]
6 "Hostages" March 30, 2017 0.8/3 3.99[20] 2.105 6.095[30]
7 "Whitehall" April 6, 2017 0.7/3 3.72[21] 2.062 5.769[31]
8 "Whitehall: Conclusion" April 13, 2017 0.7/3 3.92[22] 2.009 5.858[32]


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