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The Blacklist is almost back — and EW has an exclusive first look at the show’s new season.

Picking up right where we left off, Liz (Megan Boone) and Red (James Spader) are now on the run after both topping the Most Wanted list. “Step 1 is get out of D.C., which is a city that is designed to be able to be locked down in an incredibly short amount of time,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp says. “Things go wrong.”

Hence Liz getting a brand new ‘do. “What we hit on in the story is that by virtue of her being on the run and having to change her look, she ends up realizing that she may look like her mother,” Bokenkamp says. “It felt like a really nice, organic way to take the on-the-run story of two fugitives and yet tie it back into the mythology of who Liz is, who Red is, what their relationship is and to lean into the bigger question of identity.”

Check out the trailer for the new season:

The Blacklist returns Thursday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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The Blacklist - Season 2
The Blacklist

James Spader is Raymond "Red" Reddington, a mastermind criminal who teams up with the FBI.

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