Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Blacklist series premiere TV billboards...

The Blacklist series premiere billboard
When Daily Billboard first glimpsed this billboard for NBC's new crime thriller, The Blacklist, the first thing that came to mind was that Fringe was coming back and this was one of the futuristic 'Observers' from that awesome sci-fi TV series.

Instead it's actually James Spader all in black and hat, doing his best Observer impression as an international criminal mastermind 'Red Reddington' aka 'The Concierge of Crime'.
Blacklist season 1 billboard
Ex-goverment agent 'Raymond "Red" Reddington' has been one of the FBI's most wanted for decades and has a reputation for brokering shadowy deals across the globe, that is, until he mysteriously surrenders to the Bureau.

He'll help the agency catch a notorious terrorist long-thought-dead, but only if he speaks directly to a female FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico, 'Elizabeth "Liz" Keen' (played by Megan Boone) - it all sounds very much like The Silence of the Lambs, doesn't it. Why has he chosen this fledgling agent, what's their connection and is she hiding secrets of her own?

More importantly who else is on his 'blacklist' of criminals, mobsters, dirty politicians and spies, and why is he willing to give them up? Is it all about revenge, or is Red up to something even more deadly and mysterious.
Blacklist series premiere billboard
The new series sounds like an interesting premise, but we've recently seen criminals being formulaically ticked off a list episode after episode in the first season of The CW's Arrow, so let's hope The Blacklist isn't simply a mix of lots of other people's ideas we've seen before.

This enigmatic series premiere billboard was spied along Sunset Boulevard on July 13, 2013 and it certainly piqued Daily Billboard's interest.
James Spader Blacklist NBC billboard
UPDATED: This creative for The Blacklist was probably the first to appear for the new fall season shows way back in July, but this super-sized billboard spied along Sunset Boulevard on the side of the Metropolitan Hotel Hollywood on September 12, 2013 is a big reminder for people to watch the new series.
The Blacklist giant series premiere billboard
In addition to giant billboards promoting the series launch, another bit of PR worthy news is that James Spader has been cast as the major villain 'Ultron' in the blockbuster Marvel movie sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, so that can only be positive attention for his new NBC series.
Blacklist giant season 1 billboard Sunset Boulevard
UPDATED: The Blacklist is proving to be quite an an entertaining new show and Daily Billboard isn't the only one who agrees, as the rookie series gets an updated creative with the tagline 'Fall's best new drama', snapped on October 5, 2013 in the same Sunset Strip ad location it's occupied since mid-July this year.
The Blacklist best new drama billboard
UPDATED: James Spader may not have won the Golden Globe he was nominated for for The Blacklist, but NBC obviously still want to support their popular new thriller with this winter premiere billboard which sees Megan Boone's 'Liz' share the spotlight with 'Red'.
Blacklist midseason 1 billboard
This playful 'You know you missed me' midseason billboard for the freshman series was spied along Sunset Boulevard on January 13, 2014.
Blacklist You know you missed me billboard
UPDATED: The Blacklist has been one of NBC's surprising success stories, so it's no wonder they'd like to garner some award accolades for the show and for James Spader as the enigmatic 'Red Reddington'.
Mark your ballots Red The Blacklist Emmy Consideration billboard
Here's the 2014 Emmy Consideration billboard spied along L.A.'s Sunset Strip on June 21, 2014 with the clever play on words, 'Mark your ballot Red'.
Mark your ballots Red The Blacklist Emmy 2014 billboard
Blacklist That was fun let's do it again season 2 teaser billboard
UPDATED: To get fans excited for the second season of The Blacklist, this sophomore season 'That was fun, let's do it again' teaser billboard replaced the Emmy version and was spotted on July 23, 2014.
Blacklist That was fun season 2 teaser billboard

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