By Jethro Nededog
There are a couple new names on “The Blacklist.”
The NBC drama from Sony Pictures Television has just cast Hollywood icon Isabella Rossellini in a guest-starring role, TheWrap has learned.
She will play Floriana Campo in an episode set to air early in the season. Floriana, an advocate and campaigner to end human and sex trafficking around the globe, becomes the target of an assassin known as The Freelancer. The killer disguises his premeditated killings as everyday accidents.
In addition, veteran actress Jane Alexander will also guest star on the same episode as Department of Justice official, Diane Fowler, who’s also an activist in ending human and sex trafficking.
Rossellini has a long and storied career, which includes 14 years of modeling and starring in David Lynch’s 1986 film “Blue Velvet,” which won her an Independent Spirit Award. In 1997, she received a Golden Globe for TV movie “Crime of the Century.” She has also guest starred on HBO’s “Treme,” NBC’s “30 Rock,” and ABC’s “Alias.”
Alexander guest stars on CBS’s “The Good Wife” as Judge Suzanne Morris. She is best known for the 1979 film, “Kramer Vs. Kramer.”
On “The Blacklist,” which premieres Sept. 23, James Spader plays ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington, who has become one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. With ties to an international circuit of criminals, he surprises the FBI by surrendering and offering to help catch a very wanted terrorist. But he’ll only speak with rookie agent Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone).