Yay! “Boston Legal” star James Spader has picked up a new TV gig, as the male lead in NBC drama pilot “The Blacklist”. Spader is set to star opposite Megan Boone in the pilot written by Jon Bokenkamp. The premise here sounds pretty interesting. Spader will play Red, a former Army Intelligence officer who brokers deals with criminals, because he is one himself.
The plot revolves around him teaming up with a fresh FBI agent (played by Boone). Let’s assume there will be some creepy sexual tension between 29 year old Boone and 53 year old Spader, this is TV after all. I guess we’ll see if this one makes it to series soon enough.