Secrecy seemed to surround NBC’s new show "The Blacklist" at Comic-Con on Thursday afternoon.
What’s driving the main character Raymond Reddington (played by silver screen veteran James Spader)? Will we ever know the relationship between Reddington and newly minted FBI agent Liz Keen (Megan Boone)? And who really is Liz’s husband?
No matter how many questions the show brings up, the audience at Comic-Con gave the show a round of applause once they finished watching the pilot episode.
Show creators told fans that they were fascinated by the idea of a criminal aligning with federal agents to help them. Add a dash of humor and dose of mystery and you’ve got central character Ray Reddington, who James Spader plays with self-confidence.
“I wanted to pay a character people would be curious about for a long time, both for the audience and the actor,” Spader told fans at Comic-Con.
He was joined by Boone, Diego Klattenhoff and show producers Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and John Davis who all agreed the show is going to keep viewers guessing throughout the first season.
The show focuses around Ray, a criminal mastermind, who decides it's time he tells the FBI about his "blacklist" filled with people of interest to the government. But there's a catch: Ray will only work with Liz, who happens to be starting her first day of work as a profiler.
The first episode is certainly riveting, but it leaves the audience asking questions and wanting more.
“Secrets are such a great thing, such a big part of people's lives,” said Spader.
You can start to question the secrets of "The Blacklist" this fall on Mondays, beginning Sept. 23.