NBC is looking to take The Blacklist to the next level. The network is teaming with producers on the James Spader starrer for a potential spinoff. Plot details are being kept under wraps but the potential spinoff would air May 12 as a back-door pilot and star Famke Janssen (X-Men, How to Get Away With Murder) as Susan “Scottie” Halsted. Her character will be introduced in episode 321 (airing May 5). Details about her character are also being kept close to the vest. Sources tell THR that the role could be the mother to Blacklist series regular Ryan Eggold’s mysterious character.
Justified‘s Michael Dinner is on board to direct the Blacklist back-door pilot. Edi Gathegi (shown) has also closed a deal to co-star in NBC’s The Blacklist spinoff as a series regular. The Twilight alum, who has been recurring on the flagship, would continue to play Matias Solomon — a Cabal operative sent to hunt down Spader’s Reddington. The actor, who counts X-Men: First Class and Gone Baby Gone among his credits, is repped by ICM Partners and Framework Entertainment. Additional casting is expected to be announced soon; sources say other familiar faces from the flagship will board the potential spinoff.