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'The Blacklist' Season 3 Release Date Delayed, Spoilers: NBC to Feature Longer Premiere

( [email protected] ) Aug 18, 2015 01:47 PM EDT
Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment's executive said that the network is pushing the release date of the popular crime thriller drama TV series The Blacklist from September 24 to October 1.
NBC pushes back release date of The Blacklist from September 24 to October 1. NBC

This is one season spoiler that will definitely spoil the appetite of The Blacklist fans.

Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment's executive said that the network is pushing the release date of the popular crime thriller drama TV series The Blacklist from September 24 to October 1.

Speaking to reporters during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Greenblatt said that executives of the network decided to postpone the highly-anticipated premiere airing of The Blacklist to give way to the upcoming two-hour premiere special of Heroes: Reborn and will take on its 9 p.m. time slot. He explained that NBC wanted to make the reboot of the 2006 science fiction TV drama series to become a major event.

"We think the fans will really appreciate the longer premiere," the Greenblatt said.

However, even as the showing of the next installment of The Blacklist franchise returns, it remains unclear if the new episodes will pick up immediately after the events of Season 2's final episode, reported the Christian Post.

There is still no confirmation if the rumored time jump will push through, the report added.

Last week, show creator Jon Brokenkapm posted on Twitter account two pictures showing him and Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) and Raymond Reddington (James Spader) who were both disguised as police officers.

The pictures quickly ignited rumors that the disguise was needed to help Elizabeth escape with the help of Red. Remember in the season two finale of The Blacklist, Liz was framed for murder by the Cabal only to actually kill somebody when she shot Tom Connolly (Reed Birney), earning her a spot on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

The final episode also gave viewers a shocking revelation as it showed a flashback scene of Liz's childhood. It saw Liz shooting and killing her own father on the night of the fire when she was still a small child.

The last scenes of The Blacklist Season 2 saw Liz and Reddington fleeing together and driving drove off and Director Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix) being removed from his position and replaced by Agent Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff)

A new character is going to be introduced in the premiere episode of The Blacklist, said Fashion & Style. Edi Gathegi ("Proof," "X-Men: First Class") will have a recurring role playing as Mr. Solomon, who heads Cabal's dirty works. Mr. Solomon's character is described as "a monster in gentleman's clothing" with his unassuming and soft-spoken outward nature but deep inside, he has a terrifying capacity for violence lurking beneath the surface.

Bokenkamp commented on the casing of Gathegi, "We've cast Edi Gathegi for that role. He was in Twilight, Justified, a show called Proof. He's just so charismatic."

Executive producer John Eisendrath told TV Guide that Mr. Solomon will catch Liz and Red unaware which will force Red compromising both of their safety. He added that someone close to Red will be put in "a very vulnerable position," and Liz's friend will have no choice but to do whatever Mr. Solomon wants.

The Blacklist Season 3 premieres Oct. 1 on NBC.

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