The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 1 and Episode 2: Release Date, Plot Details and Where to Watch


The Blacklist is one of the finest crime thrillers on TV right now. With seven seasons already out, the show has cemented itself as a fine example of detective thrillers. Fans are eager for The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 1 and Episode 2. It is set to hit your TV screens soon this month.

The Blacklist stars James Spader in the lead and needless to say, he owns the show. Additionally, the show mixes amazing stories with shocking twists making each episode a brilliant watch.

Keep reading below for more details.

Also, a friendly reminder. Spoilers ahead!

The Blacklist Season 8: Renewal

The Blacklist Season 8 is officially greenlit. It is set to premiere on November 13, 2020.
The final episode of The Blacklist Season 7 saw obstacles due to the pandemic. The showrunners decided to film the episode partially with animation.


The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 1 and Episode 2
Source: TechRadar

Talking about the animation in the final episode, showrunner John Eisendrath said, “One, we address head-on that we were doing this because of being shut down. We didn’t have a narrative reason to make it half-animated, and so we decided not to pretend that we did. And two, we took liberties that we would not have been able to do in live-action”. He said this in an interview with NY Times.

During The Blacklist Comic Con @ Home panel, Eisendrath said, “this year, we have all the big stuff that we were unable to finish at the end of the last season that is going to start this season. So, the next season, Season 8, starts in a much more heightened and dramatic place than normal seasons do because we are gonna tell the story that we were unable to tell at the end of last season.”

Megan Boone, who plays Liz has posted on Instagram that fans are going to love the new season.

Release Date of The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 1

The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 1 is going to come out on November 13, 2020. NBC has revealed that the new season will premiere on the Peacock network on Friday, 8 pm in the United States.

Release Date of The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 2

NBC has also announced that The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 2 is set to release on November 20, 2020.

Where to watch The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 1 and Episode 2


NBC has announced that The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 1 and Episode 2 is set to be out on their latest streaming service, Peacock. This doesn’t mean that the show will be taken over from Netflix either.

It usually takes almost a year for The Blacklist episodes to be released on Netflix from their original release date. We can still expect The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 1 and Episode 2 to come out on Netflix in September 2021.

The story till now…

The show has managed to deliver shocking twists one after the other. From Liz’s huge decision to the animated finale, The Blacklist Season 7 finale is filled with surprises.
The biggest shocker was Liz’s decision to join her mother. Even though Red had saved Liz’s life numerous times, she has almost gotten him killed. She makes her decision to go against Red and she vows to pursue the truth no matter what.

The Blacklist Season 8 Episode 1 and Episode 2
Source: Entertainment Weekly

We also see Red’s condition get worse in Season 7. According to reports, Season 8 will touch more on his mysterious illness. The show has been teasing his medical condition since Season 6 and till now we don’t have any answers. His sickness may well be a major storyline in the next season. We also see Katarina stepping in to save Red when he fell in. Her motivations for Red still seem foggy but we believe she has some hidden agenda. She will likely not let anything from the past stop her from getting answers.

We also see Dom at his bed with Liz sitting nearby. Brian Dennehy, who portrayed Dom passed away in April due to a cardiac arrest. We see his daughter, Katarina lead a full-blown attack at Dom’s place where he gets shot. His return in the next season could be a huge plot as we all know he harbors a lot of secrets. The use of animation in the next episode will also allow the creators to bring back Dom in the latest season.

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