THE BLACKLIST Season 3 is getting a makeover, or at least Elizabeth Keen is.
Picking up right after the events of the season 2 finale, Liz (Megan Boone) and Red (James Spader) are on the run and on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, hence Liz’s new ‘do, which garnered an almost sensual reaction from Red, which delighted me more than words can say. “What we hit on in the story is that by virtue of her [Liz] being on the run and having to change her look, she ends up realizing that she may look like her mother,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp says.
Further complicating things is the fact that her old partner, Don Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) is extremely determined to bring her to justice. Despite this, he’ll find himself on questionably moral ground when he later aids her. “Liz turn to a very unlikely place in her bid to escape, which enrages Ressler, who is very gung-ho about catching his former partner and will go to great lengths to do so, even if it means putting others in danger,” reports Entertainment Weekly.
Also on the hunt for Liz is new villain Mr. Solomon (Edi Gathegi), who’ll be acting on behalf of the Cabal. He’ll make his first appearance in the premiere and go on to be a recurring character throughout the season. He’s been described as a “monster in gentleman’s clothing,” because underneath his quiet and unassuming facade lies a very violent nature. You can view the season 3 trailer here.
THE BLACKLIST premieres Oct. 1st at 9PM on NBC.