Are you seeing Red yet? Chances are good that you are, considering The Blacklist was just renewed for a second season, well before the conclusion of season one.
NBC announced the news Tuesday, granting The Blacklist a second 22-episode season order of the twisting tale of criminal mastermind Raymond "Red" Reddington and FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen.
"The success of The Blacklist demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television, and I’m impressed on a daily basis by this creative team’s imagination and the extent to which they will go to capture this grand vision on film," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. "With gratitude to both our partners at Sony Pictures Television and our NBC development executives who took a great script and shepherded it into a great series, I hope that Red Reddington never runs out of names to bring down on his list!"
"We are very proud of the creative achievements of The Blacklist, starting with creator Jon Bokenkamp and his incredible producing partners John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox and Michael Watkins," added NBC's Jennifer Salke. "Our hats are off to them and to everyone in our dream cast — starting with the incomparable James Spader and Megan Boone — and our maverick pilot director, Joe Carnahan, and all of the gifted writers, producers, and directors who bring this cinematic show to life each week."