The recent years have seen a surge in various networks creating spin-off series out of their successful shows. NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’ has been around for six seasons now, still going strong. Its popularity gave the network the confidence to come up with a spin-off of its own. Jon Bokenkamp, who is credited as the creator of ‘The Blacklist’, was joined by John Eisendrath, Lucas Reiter and J. R. Orci in chalking out this new series. It took the character of Tom Keen, one of the duplicitous lot, and concentrated on his past, one of the things that been vaguely touched upon throughout the show.
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Famke Janssen stars as Susan Scott Hargrave. She is the head of a “covert mercenary organization” and is Tom’s mother. Janssen isn’t an unfamiliar face because she has appeared in a wide variety of films and TV shows, marking her presence in every genre. Her best-known role is that of Jean Grey in the early parts of the X-Men series. She has also appeared in ‘Taken’ series, ‘Golden Eye’, ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ and ‘Once Upon A Time in Venice’. Her television credits include ‘Nip/Tuck’, ‘Hemlock Grove’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’.
Ryan Eggold reprises his role from ‘The Blacklist’ as Tom Keen, who is a mercenary himself and is Susan’s son. The list of Eggold’s credits includes names like ‘90210’, ‘The Young and the Restless’, ‘Entourage’, ‘Dirt’, ‘Sons of Liberty’ and ‘New Amsterdam’. He has also appeared in films like Spike Lee’s Academy Award-nominated film, ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘Literally, Right Before Aaron’, ‘Lovesong’, ‘Lucky Them’ and ‘The Single Moms Club’.
Edi Gathegi plays the role of Matias Solomon, who works for Susan’s organisation. Previously, he had also made an appearance in ‘The Blacklist’. Gathegi has exhibited his talents in a wide variety of roles. He has worked in films like ‘Gone Baby Gone’, ‘Twilight’ and its sequel ‘New Moon’, ‘X-Men: First Class’ and ‘My Bloody Valentine’. In TV, he has appeared in ‘Into the Badlands’, ‘House’, ‘StartUp’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
Tawny Cypress plays another one of Susan’s employees, Nez Rowan. She has a long list of TV credits to her name. It includes titles like ‘House of Cards’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Unforgettable’, ‘Rescue Me’, ‘Heroes’ and ‘K-Hill’. She has also worked in films like ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’, ‘Bella’ and ‘Autumn in New York’.
Adrian Martinez plays the role of a computer hacker, Dumont. Martinez has been a part of a lot of projects in more than a two-decades-long career. In television, he has appeared in ‘Inside Amy Schumer’, ‘Gotham’, ‘Deadbeat’, ‘A Gifted Man’, ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Law and Order’.