Famke Janssen to Star in THE BLACKLIST Spinoff Series at NBC
The Blacklist is such a great show that NBC has decided to develop a female led spinoff series starring Famke Janssen (X-Men). The news comes from Variety, who says that the network hasn't made an official commitment, but if it does get the greenlight, it would revolve around Janssen’s central character who is named Susan “Scottie” Halsted.
The character is set to be introduced and make her debut on The Blacklist in the May 5th episode. She will also appear in the following episode on May 12th, which is a week before the season three finale. According to the report, that finale will serve a the backdoor pilot for the spinoff series.
I imagine the network is waiting to see how Janssen's character is received by viewers before they give the spinoff an official greenlight. They obviously think her character is interesting and strong enough to carry her own show!
There are no plot details that have been revealed, but Insiders say that Janssen’s character was conceived as Ryan Eggold’s on-screen mother. Also, if the spin-off does happen, Janssen will be joined by Edi Gathegi as a regular. He would reprise his role of Mr. Solomon, who is currently a character on The Blacklist.
As a fan of The Blacklist and Janssen, I'm excited to be introduced to this new character and interested in seeing the spin-off go into development.