Acting alumna Anya Banerjee ’20 stars in the tenth and final season of The Blacklist, which premiered on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Banerjee plays Siya Malik, an operative with Britain’s M16 and the daughter of late CIA agent Meera Malik.
The Blacklist premiered in 2013 and follows the life of Raymond “Red” Reddington, played by James Spader (Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Boston Legal). Reddington is a former US Naval Intelligence officer turned high-profile criminal—one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives—who voluntarily surrenders after two decades of evading capture. Upon his surrender, Reddington offers the FBI his “blacklist,” a list of the world’s most dangerous criminals that he has spent years compiling, in exchange for immunity from prosecution. The show’s first eight seasons focused primarily on Reddington’s partnership (and undisclosed connection to) rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone, Law & Order: LA). After Boone’s departure and on-screen death, The Blacklist has shifted focus away from the partnership and onto the ensemble of the FBI task force set on tackling the blacklist.