The Blacklist Season 7 finale will include both live-action and animation

The Blacklist Season 7 finale is going to be unlike any other episode of the series you’ve seen. It will include both live-action and animation.

Are you ready for an episode of The Blacklist unlike anything you’ve seen from the series yet? That’s what you’ll get with The Blacklist Season 7 finale, which is set to be part live-action and part graphic novel-style animation.

All our favorite TV crime dramas have been cut shorter than planned. They’re ending abruptly due to the novel coronavirus pandemic leading to production shutdowns around the world. The Blacklist wasn’t exempt for that, partway through filming Episode 19 when New York got the order to stop filming.

Instead of scrapping the episode that had been filmed, the show writers and producers found a new way to deal with it. Graphic novel-style animation was created to tell the rest of the story to fit in with the live-action moments that had already been filmed.

Of course, the actors were totally on board. They recorded the dialogue from their homes, something that many animated shows have been able to do during this time. Editors and animators did the rest of it from their own homes.

Who said a pandemic had to shut down everything? Titled “The Kazanjian Brothers,” the episode will air on May 15. This also marks Brian Dennehy’s last episode. The actor died in April but was involved in the last episode of the season before production was shut down. There will be a card at the end of the episode to pay tribute to the legend.

During the episode, the Task Force will need to investigate an accountant working for lucrative criminals. The idea is to find violent brothers who he has hired to protect him. It’s certainly going to be an episode for the history books.

The Blacklist Season 7 finale airs on May 15 at 8/7c on NBC.