Liz Keene (Megan Boone) and Red (James Spader) will be on the run when "The Blacklist" returns in late September for its third season.
At the end of the show's sophomore season, the crime thriller showed the FBI profiler and confidential informant escaping after Liz shot Tom Connolly (Reed Birney). This brought back a lot of her repressed childhood memories which revealed that she shot her father when she was young. Their decision to run away turns them into fugitives, which will be seen at the beginning of the show's third season.
In a previews interview with The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer Jon Bokenkamp hinted at what viewers can look forward to next season.
"The image of Liz's wanted poster going up next to Reddington's wanted poster is something we've talked about for a long time and one of those signpost moments in the series that we knew we wanted to hit," Bokenkamp said.
The series exec also said that Liz will become more like Red after her past was revealed, which means that she will be a bit more jaded.
Bokenkamp also revealed that one of the main focus of the upcoming season of "The Blacklist" is the shift in dynamics between Liz and Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) since he will be the one who will be in charge of hunting down the FBI agent-turned-fugitive.
Meanwhile, Red's bodyguard Dembe Zuma will be permanently by his side this season. According to SpoilerTV, actor Hisham Tawfiq has been promoted to a series regular in season 3.
Dembe had been by Red's side since the first season, and he and the former U.S. Navy-turned-FBI's most wanted has a special bond since Red saved him from a human trafficking syndicate who chained him in a Nairobi brothel when he was 14 years old.
"The Blacklist" season 3 will premiere on Sept. 24 on NBC.