The Blacklist Season 8: Release Date, Cast, And What Can We Expect From The New Season?

Created by Jon Bokenkamp, The Blacklist debuted on NBC way back in 2013. The American crime thriller TV series has been one of the top TV shows of all time. Since its release, the show has managed to rack up a massive fanbase all over the world.

The Blacklist is centre around a former U.S Navy seal who turns into a high profile criminal. However, after eluding capture for decades, he voluntarily surrenders to the FBI. Along with that, he offers the FBI his help in capturing the most wanted criminals. Although, he has put forth the condition that he will only work with one FBI agent of his choice.

With an IMDb rating of 8.1/10 and the Tomatometer at 91%, the show has been a smash hit. It has gone on to air for seven consecutive seasons, and now the fans are desperate for the season. Well, we have some good news for them! The Blacklist is officially renewed for Season 8.

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Release Date

After the seventh season, it was rumoured that the show wouldn’t be returning for season 8. However, given its vast success, NBC has officially renewed the show for an 8th season. Although, there has been NO official release date revealed by the show creators. As per the official source, the plot of the upcoming season is still in development. Therefore, we can the eight season to release by the end of 2021.

What Can We Expect From The New Season?

Raymond Reddington is a former U.S Navy seal who has gone rogue and now becomes a high profile criminal. Although, after evading arrests for decades, he finally surrenders to the FBI. He offers them his help in solving the top priority cases and catching the most wanted criminals. However, he has out out the condition that he will only work with Elizabeth Keen, the bureau’s recruit.

The seventh season of The Blacklist is currently airing on NBC. Therefore, it is difficult to assume what we can expect from the coming season. However, co-President Chris Parnell has said that show will continue to tell imaginative and exciting stories. Therefore, it will be interesting to see what twists and turns Season 8 has to offer.

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Season 7 revealed that Raymond’s health is deteriorating. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how he copes up with it in season 8. Along with his health, Red will have to reexamine his legacy plan and reassess his underworld empire. We can get some new information about Red’s true identity. Dembe’s return to the show can shape up the plot for season 8.


With no significant exits in the previous season, a majority of the cast is set to reprise their roles in the coming season. This is how the expected cast stands:

  • James Spader as Raymond/Red
  • Diego Klattenhoff as Donald
  • Harry Lennix as Harold 
  • Megan Boone as Elizabeth
  • Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe
  • Amir Arison as Aram

The Blacklist (Seasons 1-7) is currently streaming on Netflix.

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