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NBC's The Blacklist was renewed for an eighth season on February 20, 2020. It was unknown when season 8 would premiere. It was anticipated to premiere in fall 2020 which it did on November 13, 2020, but after the second episode it took an hiatus until January 22, 2021 so they wouldn't get backlog with episodes if production would shut down again due to the COVID19 pandemic and delays are anticipated throughout the industry. Also the season episode number was unknown due to the shorten episode counts that all Hollywood shows are facing due to various of reasons in the Tv season, but final 2 episodes of season 7 that weren't shot were added to this season.


With his back against the wall, Raymond Reddington faces his most formidable enemy yet: Elizabeth Keen. Aligned with her mother, infamous Russian spy Katarina Rostova, Liz must decide how far she is willing to go to find out why Reddington has entered her life and what his endgame really is. The fallout between Reddington and Keen will have devastating consequences for all that lie in their wake, including the Task Force they helped to create.



  • This season picked up directly where season 7 ends. Liz siding with her mother was designed to affect her relationship with Red. The fallout of this was dealt within the first 2 episodes of season 8.
  • Tribute was paid to Clark Middleton since his character was already written in the season before his unexpected death.
  • The writers did not using COVID-19 as the show already has a fictional universe health crisis history.
  • Despite Brian Dennehy’s death in April 2020, the character of Dom was recast to Ron Raines since the story is at an a place where [Dom] was absolutely instrumental in it. He’s the central point of the story. He knows a truth that everyone is trying to figure out. So while it was a difficult decision to do, we felt it was necessary, and we hope people understand that.
  • The female protagonist of the show, Elizabeth Keen, is absent starting with ”The Fribourg Confidence” and returns in ”Misere”. This is the most the character has been off screen for the whole series.
  • It was announced on June 15, 2021 that Megan Boone would leave the show with the season 8 finale being her final episode as a series regular.
  • This is the start of the possible new broadcast date. It was announced season 9 would air on Thursday Nights.



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Season 8 Episodes
 · Roanoke  · Katarina Rostova: Conclusion  · 16 Ounces  · Elizabeth Keen  · The Fribourg Confidence  · The Wellstone Agency  · Chemical Mary  · Ogden Greeley  · The Cyranoid  · Dr. Laken Perillos  · Captain Kidd  · Rakitin  · Anne  · Misere  · The Russian Knot  · Nicholas Obenrader  · Ivan Stepanov  · The Protean  · Balthazar ‘Bino’ Baker  · Godwin Page  · Nachalo  · Konets  ·