‘The Blacklist’ Season 1 Coming to Blu-ray & DVD

blacklists1NBC’s top rated drama series of last season, THE BLACKLIST,arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD Aug. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Three-time Emmy® winner James Spader (TV’s “The Practice,” TV’s “Boston Legal”) gives a tour-de-force performance in the explosive and winningly deceptive crime drama, playing one of the world’s most wanted fugitives. The well-reviewed series, which was NBC’s top rated program, as well as the No. 1 drama on all of network television last season (Live +7, ages 18 to 49), follows Raymond “Red” Reddington (Spader) through multiple twists and turns as he helps the FBI bring down the world’s most fascinating and notorious criminals. Also starring is Megan Boone (My Bloody Valentine), Diego Klattenhoff (TV’s “Homeland”), Ryan Eggold (TV’s “90210″), Parminder Nagra (TV’s “ER”) and Harry Lennix (Man of Steel).

All 22 episodes are included in thefive-disc Blu-ray and DVD releases of THE BLACKLIST: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, arriving just in time for fans to re-watch and fill in the puzzle pieces before the premiere of the second season this fall. Special features include commentary on three key episodes and two all-new featurettes. “The Insider: Making Season One” takes viewers through the freshman season with the cast, writers and executive producers, from brainstorming the weekly Blacklisters to developing character relationships. In addition, there are 22 episodes of “Beyond the Blacklist,” offering a behind-the-scenes look at each of episodes. Exclusively available on Blu-ray are two additional featurettes. The first, “Inception: Making the Pilot,” provides an inside look at how THE BLACKLIST was brought to life, featuring the cast, production team, creator Jon Bokenkamp and pilot director Joe Carnahan.

Get the full scoop, including a list of all the special features, on AndersonVision.

Ask Ausiello ‘The Blacklist’ Season 2 Spoiler

Question: Have you heard any possible spoilers for season 2 of The Blacklist? —Robert
Ausiello: EP John Eisendrath confirms that Peter Stormare will absolutely be back as Berlin, effusing, “He has been and and will continue to be great” in that role. And when we asked about Tom’s unclear fate, he hedged that it “will be confirmed during the season,” one way or the other, “though I don’t exactly know when.” (Something to think about: Eisendrath let slip that for one brief, hot second, the writers imagined Tom would one day be revealed as No. 1 on the Blacklist, yet ultimately decided he wasn’t worthy. Hmm.)

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Ryan Eggold Joins History’s Miniseries ‘Sons of Liberty’

History is moving forward with Sons of Liberty, setting an all-star cast for its six-hour miniseries.

The Revolutionary War miniseries, first announced more than a year ago, follows a defiant and radical group of young men — Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Joseph Warren — as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.

Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) stars as Sam Adams, a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) is set as Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; Michael Raymond James (Once Upon a Time) is Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Adams; Rafe Spall (Prometheus) will portray John Hancock, the wealthiest man in Boston at the time; and Henry Thomas (Gangs of New York) is John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings) will be Gen. Thomas Gage, who is sent to handle the unrest in Boston with a military response; Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) will be Margaret Gage; and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome) rounds out the cast as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.

Hans Zimmer will create the title theme for the miniseries, which begins production in the summer. Sons of Liberty hails from A+ E Studios and Stephen David Entertainment, the production company behind History’s The Men Who Built America, its eight-hour mini that focused on John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan).
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Megan Boone and Ryan Eggold talk ‘The Blacklist’ in Toronto

In Toronto on Wednesday for the Shaw Media UpFront presentation to advertisers, Boone and Eggold sat down with Global News to talk about season one and what might be ahead.

Did you know from the beginning that Tom wasn’t who he appeared to be?

Megan Boone: I knew about the Tom reveal and that made it a very unique experience because when you know all along what’s coming you have to play against that a little bit.

Ryan Eggold: There were different incarnations of Tom. I knew there was something coming and then as the season went on it sort of took shape and was constantly shifting in a great way.

Do you think Tom really wanted to have a baby with Liz or was it only part of his cover?

RE: That’s a great question that I haven’t thought about. There’s two possibilities. One is that he only wanted it as a manipulation to keep her closer, to make their bond tighter. The other thing is that he genuinely wanted it. Both of which are interesting.

MB: It was his job, like he said in one of the episodes. His job was to make Liz feel like everything was OK, everything was going fine. She built a life and he was very cognizant of what kind of life she wanted to build so he catered to that in every way possible.
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Actor Ryan Eggold Doing Drama and Commercials Too

Besides being the best new drama on broadcast TV this season, NBC’s “The Blacklist” also includes its most intriguing commercial.
Both should be on display Monday at 10 p.m. when “The Blacklist” airs its season finale.

While the ad is somewhat less noteworthy than the show itself, it’s eyecatching because it smashes almost every barrier between show and commercial.
It’s a Ford Mustang spot, which has run for several weeks and features Ryan Eggold, who plays Tom Keen on “The Blacklist.”

On the show, Keen has seemed to be a ruthless operative who seduces star Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) into marrying him so he can glean information about her work as a government agent.

Tom kills people. He admits he lied to Elizabeth and has used her. Yet the last time we saw them together, after he had slugged her, handcuffed her to a banister and backed out a door while pointing a gun at her, he also said, “I’m not the bad guy here.”
Imagine what a real bad guy might have done.
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