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Megan Boone to Exit 'The Blacklist' After 8 Seasons

Boone has starred on the NBC drama as Elizabeth Keen alongside James Spader’s Raymond Reddington since its 2013 premiere

Jennifer Maas

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Megan Boone is leaving “The Blacklist” at the end of the NBC drama’s currently airing eighth season, TheWrap has learned. Boone has starred on the series as FBI agent Elizabeth “Liz” Keen alongside James Spader as criminal mastermind Raymond “Red” Reddington since the show premiered in 2013.

According to Deadline, which first reported that Boone is leaving the show, Boone’s exit — a mutual decision between the actress and producers — has been in the works since since before “The Blacklist” was renewed for Season 9 in January, giving the writers time to plot out the end of Liz’s storyline in next week’s Season 8 finale.

Along with Boone and Spader, “The Blacklist” also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Amir Arison, Hisham Tawfiq, Laura Sohn and Harry Lennix.

John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, Laura A. Benson, Daniel Cerone and Sean Hennen serve as executive producers.

“The Blacklist” is produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

NBC declined to comment Tuesday and reps for Boone and Sony Pictures Television did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request.

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