The Blacklist – NBC Planning Spin-Off Starring Famke Janssen

NBC is looking to take The Blacklist to the next level.

The network is teaming with producers on the James Spader starrer for a potential spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Plot details are being kept under wraps but the potential spinoff would air May 12 as a back-door pilot and star Famke Janssen (X-Men, How to Get Away With Murder) as Susan “Scottie” Halsted. Her character will be introduced in episode 321 (airing May 5). Details about her character are also being kept close to the vest. Sources tell THR that the role could be the mother to Blacklist series regular Ryan Eggold’s mysterious character.

Justified’s Michael Dinner is on board to direct The Blacklist back-door pilot. Additional casting is expected to be announced soon; sources say other familiar faces from the flagship will board the potential spinoff.

The spinoff hails form The Blacklist brain trusts Jon Bokenkamp (The Call), John Eisendrath (Alias), John Davis (Predator), John Fox and Michael Watkins (The X-Files), who will all serve as executive producers. Like The Blacklist, the potential spinoff would be produced by Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.

Should the spinoff move forward, it’s unclear if it would be for the 2016-17 broadcast season. A decision is expected to come in the next few months.

Source: THR