Mark your calendars! The end is near for The Blacklist Season 10. Here is everything we know so far about the series finale episode.
After months of speculation and rumors about whether the show will premiere its much-anticipated final episode in 2023, we can finally report to the fans that all the queries are now being answered by the network. Yes, you read it right! The official release date for the final episode has been verified, and now the fans can rest easy knowing that the series finale won’t be delayed any further.
Much to viewers’ delight, we are fortunate to inform you that the season will conclude the much-loved crime thriller television series on July 13, 2023, at 10/9c on NBC, with the final two episodes. We would also like to highlight that the network hasn’t released any official titles or synopsis of the final episode in order to avoid leaking early spoilers, which no one wants to get beforehand and ruin the experience of streaming the series finale for the last time.
So, the fans will have to be patient to get new insights into the final episode plots, which right now can only be speculated on by streaming the remaining episodes, which will air on a weekly basis until the series finale, set to premiere in the summer of 2023. In the meantime, let’s dive right into why the series is concluding with its 10th season.
Why is The Blacklist ending with Season 10?
The end of The Blacklist with Season 10 seems to be in the works for a while now as in an interview with NBC, Spader finally revealed exactly why he believed the show had to end with Season 10. “I think if the show went beyond this year, it would turn into a very different show,” he said. “And I think that the thing that has been nice about this show was that we’ve never really had a really clear paradigm for the show. Tonally the show shifts a lot from episode to episode, and I think that even the show has taken strange turns, and I suspect that the show if it went much further, would just become something that would be less recognizable to me.”
Additionally, Lisa Katz, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s president of scripted content said in a statement: “It isn’t often that a series resonates so deeply with an audience that it airs for 10 seasons, but The Blacklist proved to be a perfect combination of highly talented producers, stellar writing, a cast that never failed to deliver, and a crew that always rose to the occasion.” Further adding, “A huge thank you to our partners at Sony, everyone from the past decade who made this show an integral part of NBC’s storied history, and, of course, a special nod to James Spader, whose performance remains nothing short of spectacular.”
“After 10 years, hundreds of Blacklist cases, and more than 200 episodes produced, we’re honored to reach our conclusion,” said showrunner and executive producer John Eisendrath in a February statement. “It’s been incredibly fun to create the strange, devious, and delightful Blacklisters to challenge Raymond Reddington and our FBI Task Force each week. We would like to thank everyone at NBC and Sony, our extraordinary crew who make the impossible happen every day, our endlessly inventive writers and producers, and our remarkable cast who brought life to these characters. We appreciate our dedicated fanbase who came along for this wonderful ride and are excited to share this final season with them.”
After looking at these comments, one thing is clear: the cast and show creators always wanted to end the show in a way that resonated with their core audience, who have been invested in the story for years. It is crucial to conclude the story at the right moment without dragging it unnecessarily, which it truly doesn’t deserve! Hence it makes sense why The Blacklist is finally ending with the 10th season.
The Blacklist Season 10: When will the next episodes premiere?
So far in its landmark 10th season, “The Blacklist” has seen the return of Raymond Reddington (James Spader) as he confronts unparalleled danger. With Reddington’s covert role as an FBI informant facing exposure, former Blacklisters will unite against him in their lethal desire for revenge, testing Red and the FBI Task Force as never before.
Take a look at the official guide for the upcoming episodes below, which will be premiering for the next two months before the finale airs on the NBC network:
Season 10 Episode 11: The Man in the Hat – May 07, 2023: The episode is written by Daniel Cerone. The official synopsis reads, “When Red is identified as a possible hostage during a deli robbery in Philadelphia, Dembe and Ressler take action; back in D.C., Senator Panabaker evaluates the task force’s dealings with Red while Siya digs deeper into her mother’s past.”
Season 10 Episode 12: Dr. Michael Abani – May 14, 2023: The episode is written by Noah Schechter. The official synopsis reads, “Dembe reflects on his complicated past when he receives a concerning call from an old connection; an ambitious congressman begins to question the task force’s operations.”
The main cast members who will return in these new episodes are as follows: James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington, Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler, Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe Zuma, Anya Banerjee as Siya Malik, and Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper. The recurring cast includes Chin Han as Wujing, Kenneth Lee as Zhang Wei, Stacy Keach as Robert Vesco, and Alex Brightman as Herbie Hambright. It is the first season of the series not to star Amir Arison (guest star in the 10th season) and Laura Sohn after their promotion to main cast; it is also the second season without Megan Boone.
The guest stars in the final season include Amir Arison as Aram Mojtabai, Teddy Coluca as Teddy Brimley, Jonathan Holtzman as Chuck, Alex Shimizu as Tadashi Ito, Anzu Lawson as Mariko Ito, Deirdre Lovejoy as Cynthia Panabaker, Laverne Cox as Dr. Laken Perillos, Daniel Sauli as The Freelancer, Aaron Yoo as Bo Chang / The Troll Farmer, Rebecca Faulkenberry as Paige. The season is produced by Davis Entertainment, Universal Television, and Sony Pictures Television. John Eisendrath, John Davis, Joe Carnahan, and John Fox continue to serve as executive producers of the series, while series creator Jon Bokenkamp returned as an executive producer.
All the episodes of The Blacklist are available to stream on NBC and Netflix, which is ideal for many international viewers. Additionally, you can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu. The series is also available to watch exclusively on Peacock TV, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel based on the user’s location. Meanwhile, check out the official trailer of The Blacklist Season 10 to get an insight into the season if you haven’t streamed it yet.
While you wait for The Blacklist’s Season 10 finale to premiere, check out the prior episodes on NBC.