The ninth season of The Blacklist , available on Netflix from June 26, 2022, is already breaking new ground. It begins two years after the tragic events of the eighth season finale. The task force no longer exists. Everyone is on their own path and has to find their way back together first. So those responsible behind the successful series with James Spader can shuffle the cards a bit. Figures show completely new sides of themselves, former alliances no longer exist.
Also with the tenth season one seems to want to bring a breath of fresh air into the previous hunt for the blacklisters, because in the future — attention, small SPOILERS — it will probably be the blacklisters who hunt Red ( James Spader ). But what happened to cause such a reversal? Warning: Some more season 9 SPOILERS follow.
A comeback from Season 1 sets the stage for Season 10
In the ninth season, Red learns that a very close confidant (we won’t reveal his name here) betrayed him and orchestrated the murder of Liz Keen. His former partner even tries to take over Red’s role in the task force and deliver the mastermind to the knife. He can free himself again and in the end it looks like the old team is back at the start — minus a duo that says goodbye to the job.
But then comes the big reveal — with a comeback: we see Chinese spy Wujing ( Chin Han ) who was one of the very first blacklisters caught by Red and the FBI (in the third episode of the first season).
And Wujing now learns that legendary criminal Raymond Reddington is in collusion with US authorities and was responsible for his capture. He’s out for revenge — and he’s been given a list for it. On this are numerous other blacklisters, which he will now recruit to hunt down and eliminate Red together.
More than one (!) strong opponent for Red
Red has had many opponents over the years such as Neville Townsend ( Reg Rogers ), Peter Kotsiopulos ( David Strathairn ), Alexander Kirk ( Ulrich Thomsen ) or the alleged Katarina Rostova ( Laila Robins ).
But Wujing could be a very special adversary — not only because he knows about Red’s work with the FBI (he’s not the first), but because he has an entire arsenal of blacklisters to support him. It’s not just Wujing, it’s a whole alliance. And we know that no run-of-the-mill criminals end up on the blacklist. They are all particularly exceptional criminal geniuses in their fields.
With Chin Han, who was last seen as the villain Shang Tsung in » Mortal Kombat «, there is also an actor who can embody a really impressive adversary — and he won’t be left alone. The approach allows those responsible to bring back numerous characters. We’re definitely excited to see how The Blacklist will utilize this new scenario.
The tenth season of The Blacklist is slated to air in the US in fall 2022. In Germany, you will then be able to buy them in the original sound directly from providers such as iTunes or Amazon Prime Video.
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Anyone watching the thriller series with James Spader on Netflix will have to be patient. The seasons only appear there about a month after the complete broadcast of all episodes on US television. So now – as I said – the complete ninth season “ The Blacklist ” will be coming to Netflix on June 26, 2022.
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