The Blacklist season 8 returned to NBC slightly later than usual due to the pandemic but is on track for a full 22 episode season but when will it be on Netflix? Here’s when we’re expecting season 8 of The Blacklist on Netflix.
Filmed in New York, The Blacklist was not immune the effects of the coronavirus outbreak but did fare considerably better compared to some other shows. As a result, its usual September start date was knocked back to November 2021.
Season 8 is currently scheduled to wrap up with its 22nd episode on June 23rd which is roughly a month later than its usual finale date of the middle of May.
The show has also had its future secure due to the fact that NBC has already renewed the show for season 9 but it’s important to note that Sony Pictures Television is the main distributor of the show.
When will The Blacklist season 8 be on Netflix in the United States?
Let’s start off with the United States. You may remember when Netflix picked up the license to The Blacklist it was at the time one of the biggest deals struck.
Netflix reportedly paid an eye-watering amount to stream each episode in the regions of $2 million per episode as per the original report.
Nevertheless, Netflix in the US doesn’t get weekly episodes, those are available via catch-up via NBC or Hulu (unclear whether that’ll move to Peacock in the near future).
Every season of The Blacklist has arrived like clockwork each September. That is what we’re expecting for 2021 too. However, if the delay to air on NBC has any material effect, it may just simply be pushed back a month or two but for the moment, we’re expecting season 8 to arrive on Netflix in September 2021.
What about other regions of Netflix?
If you’re in Canada, for the first time ever, season seven arrived around the same time as the United States this year, so you could also expect to see it by the end of 2021.
In fact, in the majority of Netflix regions now, they get it in a timely fashion, typically a few months after the season finale. We suspect that’ll happen again for season 8 but we’ll keep you posted.
Regions streaming The Blacklist outside of Netflix US & CA include:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
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