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‘The Blacklist’ to shock fans with animated ended b/c Corona

Thanks, Corona.  The f*&cking virus that has me slowly losing all pigment in my skin is now turning your favorite live action shows into cartoons.  It’s brilliant, really.

The Blacklist’s Season 7 finale is coming earlier than expected while cast and crew are stuck at home. But producers came up with an amazing idea for how to give the fans something other than a damn table read.

The Blacklist Season 7’s 19th episode, titled “The Kazanjian Brothers,” was midway into filming in New York when TV production across the industry was halted due to COVID-19.

Brainstorming ways to finish the episode and close out the season, the series’ producers came up with an idea to add graphic novel-style animation that would incorporate with the already filmed live-action scenes.

See the above image for the exact look.

Cast members, led by James Spader and Megan Boone, recorded dialogue from their homes for the animated versions of the unshot scenes in the script, with editors and animators completing their work remotely.

The season finale of The Blacklist‘s seventh season, originally set to span 22 episodes, will air May 15. The week before, the series, which already has been renewed for an eighth season, will air its 150th episode.