Famke Janssen To Lead “Blacklist” Spin-Off

Famke Janssen is set to star in the lead role of Susan ‘Scottie’ Halsted in NBC’s proposed spin-off of its James Spader-led action series “The Blacklist”.

The potential spinoff will air May 12th as a back-door pilot with Janssen’s character introduced in the previous episode on May 5th. It has been suggested her character could be mother of Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold).

“Justified” alum Michael Dinner will helm that May 12th episode with additional casting expected to be announced soon. Familiar faces from the flagship series are expected to board the potential spinoff, such as Eggold and actor Edi Gathegi who has come onboard to reprise his role of Cabal operative Matias Solomon.

Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox and Michael Watkins will all serve as executive producers. It’s unclear if the spin-off will move forward for the 2016-17 broadcast season.

“The Blacklist” remains a big priority for NBC, the network’s No. 2 drama behind only “Blindspot” and one that still averages a solid 3.0 rating and nearly 12 million total viewers in Live+7 ratings. The series has already scored an early season four renewal.

Source: The Live Feed