The Blacklist: Redemption Cancelled by NBC The Blacklist: Redemption Cancelled by NBC
NBC won't be continuing with The Blacklist: Redemption, as the first attempt at spinning off The Blacklist has been cancelled. The Blacklist: Redemption Cancelled by NBC

NBC has pulled the plug on crime thriller The Blacklist: Redemption, its first attempt at spinning off The Blacklist. However, the spinoff attempt was a bit too late to capture the heat that the mother ship once had and mostly ended up serving as a low-rated bridge series to keep its parent series from either ending too early or airing too many repeats. Had Redemption succeeded, NBC would have had a drama slate that includes four Chicagos, two Blacklists, and one Law & Order, with another Law & Order set to premiere sometime next season.

From the team behind the parent series, including series creator Jon Bokenkamp (Taking Lives) and showrunner John Eisendrath (Playmakers), The Blacklist: Redemption followed operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) as he travels to New York and learn that his father Howard had faked his death. Howard then enlists Tom and his mother Scottie (Famke Janssen), head of a covert mercenary organization, to help find a kidnapped CIA agent.

In addition to Janssen and Eggold, The Blacklist: Redemption starred Edi Gathegi (Justified), Tawny Cypress (Unforgettable), and Adrian Martinez (A Gifted Man).

The series finale of The Blacklist: Redemption aired Thursday, April 13th on NBC. The network will be revealing its fall 2017 schedule on Sunday, May 14th, with its official upfront presentation set for the following day.

Shilo Adams

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