‘The Blacklist’ Enlists ‘Law & Order’ Vet Linus Roache as New Villain


‘The Blacklist’ Enlists ‘Law & Order’ Vet Linus Roache as New Villain


We have another big bad from Red’s (James Spader) infamous Blacklist on our hands. According to TV Guide Magazine, ‘Law & Order’ alum Linus Roache is heading to the hit NBC drama as quite the villain.

In a few weeks, Roache will show up on the series as the Kingmaker, who is said to be “an extremely dangerous and influential man with political ties around the world.” If that isn’t enough to say “yeah, I’m bad,” he’s also said to be someone who “manipulates democracy to his own ends and is an expert at political assassination.”

Yep, the Kingmaker sounds like he fits right in on Red’s list. So, how are these two powerful and dangerous men connected? Well, you’ll just have to tune in and find out for yourself.

Roache joins a slew of other fabulous talents who’ve appeared as villains and helpers of Spader’s character on ‘The Blacklist.’ Such actors include ‘Fringe’s Lance Reddick, ‘In Treatment’s Dianne Wiest, ‘Weeds’ Justin Kirk and ‘Prison Break's Robert Knepper, to name a few.

For those unfamiliar with Roache, he’s best known for playing Executive A.D.A. Michael Cutter on ‘Law & Order,’ in addition to his most recent role as King Ecbert on ‘Vikings.’

‘The Blacklist’ airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC, and its first season will come to a close on Monday, May 12.

- The Blacklist
- Linus Roache

Written by: akoerner
Mar 26th, 2014, 10:27 am

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