The Blacklist: Will Agent Alina Park return for Season 8?
We still have two episodes of The Blacklist Season 7, but eyes are on Season 8. While we don’t know when it will premiere, we know Alina Park’s fate.
While we don’t know when The Blacklist Season 8 will premiere, we do know the fate of one of the characters. Laura Sohn joined the series as Agent Alina Park in the seventh season. Will she return for the eighth?
There’s some excellent news for fans of the character and for Laura Sohn. Sohn has been promoted to series regular, marking her first series regular gig, according to TVLine. And we certainly can’t complain. While nobody could replace Samar, The Blacklist writers do have the ability to create complex and interesting female characters. I often want to know more about them than Liz.
Sohn joined the series in the seventh season, bringing Alina Park into the team to fill that empty space Samir’s exit in Season 6 left. It was soon clear that while she was fresh out of Quantico, she had some excellent ideas and is a driven woman. However, Episode 14 quickly gave us a look at her life. She has a checkered past and her demons certainly came up and got in the way of her job. We were left with much more to explore, and the character returning for the eighth season makes it possible to delve further.
When will Season 8 premiere?
Of course, there are all eyes on the return date. At the moment, all we know is that The Blacklist Season 8 is happening. Like so many other shows, production has been halted due to the coronavirus. Production will remain on hold until restrictions in New York come to an end. Once they do, filming can resume.
If filming begins in July, there is a chance of a September or October start date. However, I think we may be closer to the start of 2021 for new episodes of any TV show.
That being said, we still have two episodes of the series to look forward to in the 2019-2020 season. Episode 18 will air tonight, May 8. The finale will air on May 15 and is important for two reasons. The first is that it was the last episode Brian Dennehy filmed before his death last month. The second is that it’s a mix of live-action and graphic novel-style animation since filming was halted partway through the episode. Even if you aren’t caught up with the season, this is going to be an episode to watch live.
What do you want to know about Alina Park? Who would you like to see return to The Blacklist in Season 8? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
The Blacklist airs Fridays at 8/7c on NBC.