For its forthcoming ninth season, The Blacklist has added a new cast member, with Diana Rodriguez joining the group in a recurring role.
According to Deadline, Rodriguez, who played ADA Maria Delgado in the Law & Order spin-off Organized Crime, will play Weecha Xiu in upcoming episodes.
For the time being, Weech is defined as having a “tough physical presence and a hardened demeanor” who is “more than capable of defending herself,” according to the character description.
Season 9 of The Blacklist: Release date, cast, plot, and everything else you need to know
Diany Rodriguez has also played Lisa Ortiz in The Purge TV series and Gabriella Alvarez in New Amsterdam, in addition to her part in Organized Crime.
The Blacklist has announced that its latest season will begin with a huge time jump, ahead of its return to US screens later this week.
The series will take up two years after the violent climax of the previous installment, which saw Megan Boone’s profiler Elizabeth Keen die from a gunshot wound.
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Season 9 Of The Blacklist Reveals A Significant Time Jump.
The FBI task group has disbanded in the aftermath of Liz’s disappearance, and the whereabouts of the show’s enigmatic Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington is unknown.
“Finding themselves at a crossroads,” the official synopsis reads, “a shared cause forces them to restart their original mission: to hunt down dangerous, nasty, and quirky Blacklisters.”
“In the process, they unearth lethal adversaries, unbelievable plots, and shocking betrayals that will jeopardize alliances and inspire retribution for the past, lead by the most crafty criminal of them all — Raymond Reddington.”
The Blacklist premieres on NBC in the United States on October 21. In the United Kingdom, the show is broadcast on Sky Max.
What Will Happen In Season 9 Of The Blacklist?
The chemistry between Reed and Liz was a big part of The Blacklist’s story, but now that it’s gone, the show will need to find a new emphasis, which is likely to be Red’s drive for retribution after his daughter was murdered. He may also devote his efforts to defending Liz’s daughter Agnes.
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Megan Boone will not be in the show, which is big news. During a powwow with Red (James Spader) in the season-eight finale, her character, Liz, was shot by one of Neville Townsend’s henchmen and bled out.
“This experience has been a whole life within my own life for me,” Boone wrote on Instagram. “As she set out to achieve, these eight years playing Liz Keen have helped me better define the world and myself… As her narrative comes to a close, I’m happy for the people I got to spend this time with: my fellow cast members, both current and former, our wonderful crew, who made every day a success for everyone involved, and those of you who were amused.”
That choice was “made early on” and “mutual,” according to Deadline. Boone reportedly left to concentrate on other projects, according to a number of media.
Another well-known figure has also departed. Jon Bokenkamp, the creator of The Blacklist, has moved on to other pastures.
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He wrote on social media, “I wanted to write you directly to let you know that I’ve taken the painful decision to leave The Blacklist.” “I love this show with all of my heart, and it’s been a fantastic ride, but after eight years, I think it’s time for me to go out, try something new, and explore some of the other characters and storylines that have been circling in my mind.”