The Blacklist Exclusive Animated Finale Sneak Peek: 'Put Your Weapons Down!'

NBC crime drama gets creative to complete episode 19, animating 20 minutes of screen time in a noir, graphic novel style.

by | May 15, 2020 | Comments

In an animated scene from the The Blacklist season 7’s season finale, “The Kazanjian Brothers,” Liz Keen (Megan Boone) chases down suspects with Agent Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff). The Blacklist’ was midway through filming the episode in New York when production across TV and film was halted due to COVID-19. Producers solved the dilemma by adding graphic novel– style animation to existing live-action scenes. Cast members recorded dialogue from their homes for the animated scenes, as editors and animators completed their work remotely, having to complete around 20 minutes of animation in only five weeks.

About the episode: The Task Force investigates an accountant who works for lucrative criminals in order to find the violent and thuggish brothers hired for his protection. Liz must make a momentous decision.

The Blacklist episode “The Kazanjian Brothers” airs Friday, May 15 at 8/7C on NBC.

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