“And the same this season, too,” James confirmed. “With Omicron and everything else we did not shut down once.
“We’re doing a full 22 episodes this year and we’re gonna carry on and do another one next year.”
The lead actor’s comments thankfully seem to confirm he’ll also be reprising his role as Red for at least part of the new season, despite the character’s mysterious health issues.
The Blacklist season 9 continues Friday, February 25 on NBC. A UK release date has yet to be confirmed.