One of the constants on the NBC series The Blacklist has been Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix) and his stone-like sense of right and wrong. Lennix, who you might recognize from Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, has been with the hit series since the pilot, but most of his adventures take place with in the Post Office base of the task force. But the upcoming season will give the character a chance to get out on the street and team up with Raymond Reddington (James Spader).
Executive producer Jon Bokenkamp told EW.com:
Cooper has a great storyline coming up where we actually get to see Cooper and Reddington step outside the Post Office and knock on a few doors together. [He’s] not really setting the badge aside, but we get to see them team up, which is something that we haven’t done before. Cooper has a story that’s incredibly personal to him that’s going to be coming to roost quite soon.
It makes sense that the dynamic between Cooper and Red might change as a lot of other things have going into the new season. Red’s empire has collapsed and he’s broke, plus it’s now known that Elizabeth (Megan Boone) is Red’s daughter.
The Blacklist airs Thursday on NBC.