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Ryan Eggold joins The Blacklist spinoff

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Ryan Eggold has joined the cast of NBC’s Blacklist spin-off, EW has learned.

The actor stars on the flagship series as Tom Keen, the former husband of Liz Keen (Megan Boone). Tom was revealed to be planted in Liz’s life, but later reconciled with the former FBI agent.

The spin-off, which will air as a backdoor pilot in the upcoming May 12 episode helmed by Justified’s Michael Dinner, will feature Famke Janssen as Susan “Scottie” Halstead, who will debut in the May 5 episode of The Blacklist, with an eye toward being the lead in the spin-off. Scottie is rumored to be Tom’s mother, or at least have a dynamic akin to that of Red (James Spader) and Liz.

Edi Gathegi and Tawny Cypress are also set to star in the spin-off should it move forward.

The Blacklist returns Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.