AceShowbiz - "The Blacklist" star Ryan Eggold is added to the cast of the spin-off. The actor, who plays Liz's (Megan Boone) mysterious husband Tom Keen, has been tapped to star as the male lead on the potential new series.
Eggold will star opposite Famke Janssen, who will make her debut as Susan "Scottie" Halsted in the May 5 episode of "The Blacklist". Details of her character are still kept under wraps, but it's said that her relationship with Tom would mirror Liz and Red's (James Spader) dynamic on the mothership series, with Scottie as Tom's handler.
The spin-off will be planted as a backdoor pilot in the May 12 episode of "The Blacklist". Should NBC move forward with the spin-off, Eggold will star on the new series with potential crossover appearances on the flagship drama. If it doesn't move forward, Eggold will remain a series regular on the mothership series.
Edi Gathegi, who has recurred as big bad Mr. Solomon on "The Blacklist", and Tawny Cypress will also star in the spin-off.
The backdoor pilot is written by "The Blacklist" creator Jon Bokenkamp and exec producer/showrunner John Eisendrath, and will be directed by Michael Dinner. Bokenkamp and Eisendrath also executive produce the spin-off along with John Davis and John Fox.