The Blacklist enlists Nathan Lane for landmark 100th episode
Nathan Lane will guest-star on The Blacklist‘s milestone 100th episode, EW has learned.
The multiple award-winning actor will guest as the episode’s blacklister-titled criminal Abraham Stern. Loyal to no one, Abraham Stern proves that Raymond Reddington (James Spader) isn’t the only dangerous man in a three-piece suit. Using his leverage over the finances of others, he manipulates the desperate into committing illegal and immoral acts in pursuit of his ultimate goal, the claiming of a fortune that is his birthright.
“Nathan Lane is someone we’ve wanted to have on The Blacklist for a very long time, so when we started crafting our 100th episode, we decided to try and do something special and write a part specifically with Nathan in mind,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp says. “Imagine our excitement when he said yes! We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to the Blacklist family of criminals, weirdos, and nut-jobs. I promise, watching Nathan Lane and James Spader together on screen is going to be an absolute blast.”
In addition to his extensive film and theater roles, Lane’s recent TV credits include Modern Famly, The Good Wife, and The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
The Blacklist airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The 100th episode, which is currently in production, is slated to air in January.
James Spader is Raymond "Red" Reddington, a mastermind criminal who teams up with the FBI.