The Blacklist Season 9 is several episodes in, and fans are already wondering what’s next for the series. Season 9 is the first without Megan Boone and Jon Bokenkamp. A lot has changed and the NBC series has been on the air for almost a decade. Many fans are concerned that season 9 might be the last of The Blacklist, but here’s why NBC will likely renew for season 10.
Is this the last season of ‘The Blacklist’?
For many fans of The Blacklist, as long as Spader is on the show, they will continue to watch. In previous interviews, Spader has stated how much he enjoys playing Red on The Blacklist.
“If I’m choosing a project on content,” he told The Guardian. “It’s through a prism of sexuality, in the oddest corners of someone’s life. I’m not someone so much interested in exploring a slice of life unless that is down the corridor, around the corner, up the alley, and down the rabbit hole. That I like.”
Spader mentioned in the same interview that he understandably enjoys the consistent income that comes with working on a TV show. Recently, Spader has made no mention of slowing down or desiring to leave The Blacklist. It seems likely that if Spader is willing to stay on, The Blacklist Season 10 will happen.
What’s more, many fans are enjoying the changes brought into The Blacklist Season 9. It’s no secret that Liz wasn’t every fan’s favorite character. The storyline of Liz seeking out Red’s identity was also beginning to get a little tired. Following Liz’s death, there is more opportunity to develop the storylines of other characters on the show.
Is ‘The Blacklist’ renewed for season 10?
NBC has not yet officially confirmed that The Blacklist Season 10 will happen. Although ratings have been down a bit this season, Looper points out that for a show that has been on the air so long, it still delivers consistently decent-sized ratings.
The outlet also points out that the series is a popular streaming choice on Netflix, which could further sway NBC to renew. It seems like as long as ratings stay steady and James Spader sticks around, The Blacklist Season 10 has a good chance of happening.