At a celebration for the show’s 150th episode, NBC announced The Blacklist renewed for season 8.
This is the second consecutive year that the show has earned an early renewal.
In addiction, there are also no current plans for the eighth season to be the final one for the hit drama.
Above all, the entire cast will be reprising their roles in season 8.
Sony Pictures Television had been closing deals with the show’s original cast members.
“Congratulations to our incredible cast, producers and crew, all of whom continue to reach excellence week in and week out. We couldn’t be more excited to continue Red and Liz’s story into season eight.”Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents scripted programming at NBC.
Sony and Universal TV produce The Blacklist in association with Davis Entertainment.
Bokenkamp, Eisendrath, John Fox, Spader, Lukas Reiter, J.R. Orci and Laura A. Benson executive produce.
The show was an immediate hit for NBC when it debuted in 2013, averaged a Live+Same Day rating of 3.6 among adults 18-49 and 12 million viewers.
“‘The Blacklist’ continues to tell exciting and imaginative stories. It’s due to the brilliant cast, crew and our writing staff, led by Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath, who commit to unparalleled creativity. Wait until you see what’s in store for season eight. Thank you to Lisa Katz, Tracey Pakosta, Pearlena Igbokwe and all of our partners at NBC and Universal Television.”Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Television.
In its current seventh season, the spy drama is averaging a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 — tied for the best mark among Friday dramas this season — and 6.6 million viewers with a week of delayed viewing.
Importantly now, The Blacklist renewed for season 8, and season 7 of the show will resume Friday, March 20.