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Famke Janssen Eyed for Potential ‘Blacklist’ Spinoff Series

”X-Men“ actress will appear in May 12 episode of NBC series

Famke Janssen could very well be starring in her own “The Blacklist” spinoff series, TheWrap has learned.

Janssen will appear as Susan “Scottie” Halsted in the May 12 episode of the NBC series. Her appearance will serve as a backdoor pilot for a new show in which Janssen would star, but a representative for NBC cautioned that no commitment for a new show has been made at this time. Michael Dinner will direct the May 12 episode.

Rumors are circulating that Halsted is the mother of Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold). Tom is the husband of series protagonist Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), who may have a few skeletons in his closet.

Janssen recently appeared on the ABC series “How to Get Away With Murder.” She is best known for playing Jean Grey in the “X-Men” film franchise, as well as Liam Neeson‘s wife in the “Taken” films.

“The Blacklist” stars James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington, formerly one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives, who now works with the FBI to identify a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He promises to help catch them with the caveat that Elizabeth Keen (Boone) continues to work as his partner.

The series, from Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment, also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Eggold, Amir Arison and Mozhan Marno.