The Blacklist is into its sixth season and, throughout its run, this TV show has received positive reviews, especially when it comes to the performance by James Spader as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington. One of the executive producers and writers of The Blacklist is Jon Bokenkamp and, in an interview with Collider, he had the chance to speak about Season 6 of The Blacklist.
The Blacklist Season 6
Here is what Jon Bokenkamp had to say on what life in prison will look like for Raymond Reddington:
“Oh, dear god, it’s not anything that we’ve seen before. To begin with, Reddington is cut off from his resources. He’s cut off from the various people who are his allies, and he’s forced to navigate a world that even he has never experienced before.”
“And yet, the one thing that I think is important to point out is that, if there was anybody who could look at being incarcerated as a challenge and find the joy in it, it would be Raymond Reddington. He lives life to the fullest, in every experience, no matter how dire, and he embraces it.”
“I don’t want to give the impression that it’s going to be a dark, gloomy season, although we certainly are capable of going dark and gloomy. The way in which he embraces this newfound situation that he finds himself in is going to be compelling, to say the least.”
“I’ve talked to James about it, and I remember him telling me, ‘Red’s a guy who might die, at any moment.’ He’s in incredible situations, and he never knows what day might be his last, and that really influences the way in which he lives.”
“It gives him this incredible freedom to embrace every new situation, as if it might be the last, and this season is certainly no different.”