NBC's 'The Blacklist' has cast its female lead: the role has been awarded to Megan Boone. Boone is best known for her role as Deputy D.A. Lauren Stanton on 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' and has appeared in features like 'My Bloody Valentine' and 'Sex & the City 2.'
'The Blacklist' is written by Jon Bokenkamp ('Taking Lives') who also wrote the story for the upcoming feature 'The Call' starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry. 'The Blacklist' is about a man named Red, the world's most dangerous and most wanted criminal... who suddenly turns himself in. Under vague and mysterious circumstances, Red offers to cooperate with criminal investigators and give up the names of everyone he's ever worked with. There is one condition: Red insists that he will only work with rookie FBI Agent Elizabeth Keene (who will be played by Boone). Why Keene? Red has seemingly no connection at all to the young Agent, making the circumstances all the more strange...
John Eisendrath will act as showrunner on 'The Blacklist' and will also act as one of the executive producers on the pilot. Eisendrath has previously produced the smash-hit series 'Alias' and his presence is a major puzzle-piece in 'The Blacklist's hopes for success.
'The Blacklist's script received major industry buzz before it was picked up for a pilot, along with the pilot scripts for 'I Am Victor' and 'Bloodline.'
So: who would you cast as the master criminal Red, the other half of 'The Blacklist's odd couple?