The Blacklist to end with Season 10: See the promo for the final season

THE BLACKLIST -- "The Avenging Angel (#49)" Episode 904 -- Pictured: James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington -- (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)
THE BLACKLIST -- "The Avenging Angel (#49)" Episode 904 -- Pictured: James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington -- (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC) /

The end is finally coming for The Blacklist. NBC announced that the upcoming 10th season of the hit drama will also be its last.

The final season begins on Sunday, Feb. 26, and will include the show’s milestone 200th episode, set to air Sunday, March 19.

Premiering in 2013, the series focuses on Raymond “Red” Reddington, the most wanted man in the world due to his handling of various criminal enterprises. In a surprise move, Red turns himself into the FBI and becomes their special informant, working on busting names off “The Blacklist” of criminals the FBI doesn’t know about.

The series has remained a success, even after the departure of original star Megan Boone (who played Agent Elizabeth Keen). While there had been speculation for a while of the series ending, it’s now confirmed.

In a statement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming President Scripted Content LIsa Katz praised the show’s run.

"“It isn’t often that a series resonates so deeply with an audience that it airs for 10 seasons, but The Blacklist proved to a perfect combination of highly talented producers, stellar writing, a cast that never failed to deliver and a crew that always rose to the occasion. A huge thank you to our partners at Sony, everyone from the past decade who made this show an integral part of NBC’s storied history and, of course, a special nod to James Spader, whose performance remains nothing short of spectacular.”"

Jason Codfelter, Co-President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, who produces the series, added his own thoughts.

"“We thank our wonderful partners at NBC for a remarkable 10 seasons of The Blacklist the series that introduced the world to Raymond Reddington, brilliantly portrayed by James Spader. James has led a multi-talented and diverse cast that also featured legendary guest stars and hundreds of Blacklisters who made us all root for this anti-hero. We tip our Reddington hat to the dedicated production staff, hard-working crew and talented writers. The unpredictable plot twists have produced a legacy TV show that served to entertain a worldwide audience and as we enter the final season, we can’t wait for audiences to see how Raymond Reddington takes a final bow.”"

Showrunner and executive producer John Eisendrath completed the thoughts with thanks to the network and the show’s stars as well as the fans for their support.

"“After 10 years, hundreds of Blacklist cases and more than 200 episodes produced, we’re honored to reach our conclusion. It’s been incredibly fun to create the strange, devious and delightful Blacklisters to challenge Raymond Reddington and our FBI Task Force each week. We would like to thank everyone at NBC and Sony, our extraordinary crew who make the impossible happen every day, our endlessly inventive writers and producers, and our remarkable cast who brought life to these characters. We appreciate our dedicated fanbase who came along for this wonderful ride and are excited to share this final season with them.”"

What is The Blacklist’s final season about?

Season 10 will follow the Season 9 finale as word has finally gotten around to the underworld that Raymond has been working with the FBI all along. This leads to several past “Blacklisters” teaming up to get revenge.

The promo shows the series’ history from the pilot to the peek at new episodes with a lot of action. This indicates that The Blacklist is going out with a bang and its final season putting Raymond Reddington through his biggest test.

"“Raymond Reddington (James Spader) confronts unparalleled danger. With Reddington’s covert role as an FBI informant facing exposure, former Blacklisters will unite against him in their lethal desire for revenge – testing Red and the FBI Task Force as never before.”"

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The Blacklist Season 10 premieres Sunday, Feb. 26 at 10/9c on NBC.