NBC's heavily hyped drama 'The Blacklist' just got even more interesting. Not only does the series star a positively gleeful James Spader as anti-heroic protagonist Raymond "Red" Reddington, but TVLine now reports that the newest member of the titular list is an actor with a long history of playing unrepentant, sometimes sociopathic, bad guys.
That man is 'Prison Break' alum Robert Knepper. Best known for his role as white supremacist gang leader, rapist & murderer (and those are his good qualities) Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell on the aforementioned FOX action-drama, Knepper more recently starred in The CW's short-lived 'Cult.' Knepper has also played a villain on NBC's 'Heroes,' CBS' 'Criminal Minds,' Syfy's 'Stargate: Universe,' and in the feature film 'Transporter 3.' If you want someone to frighten and intimidate people while committing heinous acts, Knepper is your man, and I mean that in the nicest possible way.
Knepper is set to appear in the fifth episode of 'The Blacklist's inaugural season, where he'll be playing the "target-of-the-week" for Spader and co-star Megan Boone. Considering the fact that those occupying the list are supposed to be the baddest of the bad, I'd expect Knepper to get another opportunity to scare the heck out of viewers. Specific details about his character are as yet unavailable, but I doubt he's going to be wanted for tax fraud.
'The Blacklist' premieres next Monday at 10/9c on NBC. Be sure to tune in, or Knepper will probably track you down.