"The Black List" (Photo: Public Relations)
NBC has announced that the American crime series "The Blacklist" will be canceled after its 10th season.
The final season of the series, which is led by James Spider, will be released on February 26 overseas, and two days later (February 28) also in Israel.
"It's not often that a series resonates so deeply with the audience, to the extent that it airs for ten seasons," Lisa Katz, a senior executive at NBCUniversal, told foreign media, "'The Blacklist' proved to be a perfect combination of extremely talented producers, stunning writing And a cast that never disappoints."
She added and thanked those who participated in the creation of the series and ended with "special thanks to James Spider, whose performance is nothing less than spectacular."
In recent years, speculations have often been made that the series is close to its end, especially after the series' female star, actress Megan Boone, who played FBI agent Elizabeth Keen, and series co-creator John Bokenkamp, left the series at the end of the eighth season.
However, the series was renewed a year ago for a tenth season, and "The Blacklist" is still one of the most watched series on Netflix.
"The Blacklist" premiered in September 2013 on the NBC network.
At its center is Raymond (Red) Reddington, who is played by Spider, a former officer in the United States Navy who became a fugitive criminal ranked for decades at the top of the list of ten most wanted fugitives by the FBI.
It opens when Reddington unexpectedly shows up at the FBI headquarters in Washington and surrenders himself to special agent Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix), is taken to a secret FBI facility, and declares his intention to help the organization capture extremely dangerous criminals who operate secretly and the government is completely unaware of their existence.
Reddington conditions the cooperation with immunity from filing an indictment against him, and demands to work exclusively with agent Elizabeth (Liz) Keen, played by Megan Boone.
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