Abandoned Subway Office ("The Caretaker", Season 3, Ep. 16)
This set is the underground lair of the caretaker who uses the old pneumatic tube system to send things to various nefarious characters.
Container Apartment ("Marvin Gerard" Season 3, Ep. 2)
One of my favorite sets for the show, we find Red and Liz in a very elegant smallish apartment. At the end of the scene, he punches in a code and the entire rear wall opens to reveal that they are in a container, on a ship in the North Sea.
Courtroom Season 6 (multiple episodes)
Red's Cell and Cell Block
Red spends the first several episodes of Season 6 in a prison cell.
Prison Mess Hall Season 6 (multiple episodes)
We needed a prison mess hall for several episodes but didn’t have the space to build it, so we transformed the catering space. Very meta.
Haberdashery ("Sutton Ross", Season 5, Ep. 22)
Red goes here to find the tailor who made a suit jacket for Sutton Ross (he has the mysterious bones).
Blacklister's Lab "General Shiro" Season 6, Episode 7
The lab where the blacklister “weaponized” beetles
Rural Barn "The Kilgannon Corporation" Season 5, Ep. 7
This is the barn that Ian Garvey takes Tom to witness the brutal murder of Lena.
Halcyon ("Alexander Kirk", Season 3, Episode 22)
The Halcyon set was the operation center for Susan Hargrave, played by Famke Janssen. This episode was essentially the pilot for “Blacklist Redemption”.
Red's Loft ("The Forecaster" Season 4, Ep. 10)
This set of an elegant loft was all white for the sole reason that Red shoots somebody in it, splattering his blood over everything.
Macau Hotel Room ("The Harem" Season 4, Ep. 11)
Hipster hotel room in Macau. This was a re-do of the all white loft
Crandall's Plane ("Sir Crispin Crandall", Season 3, Ep. 6)
Crandall, played by Harris Yulin, has a full laboratory and cryogenics center in his plane. He freezes exceptional people so he can revive them later after doomsday.
Basement Cells ("T. Earl King VI", Season 2, Ep. 14)
This set is the underground basement for the grand house that T. Earl King holds his nefarious auctions. The clear boxes are holding cells for valuable people set to be auctioned to the highest bidder (Red among them)
Beekeepers Lair "Dembe Zuma" Season 4, Ep. 16
This is the beekeeper’s lair where she covers herself in real bees.
Hunter's Cabin ("Gaia", Season 4, Ep. 4)
This set is the hunter’s cabin where Mr. Kaplan is being nursed back to health.
Alaskan Cabin ("Ruin" Season 5, Ep. 9)
Out of the 5 cabins we’ve built on “The Blacklist”, this is probably the most elaborate as much of the episode takes place in it. This is where Liz comes to recover after she wakes up from her coma.
Barn Cells ("The Judge" Season 1, Episode 15)
These are the cells in the barn owned by the Judge (Dianne Wiest) to keep her captives .
Room off the cells, where she would have her captives put to death.
Church ("Mr. Solomon" Season 3, Ep. 17)
The scene in which Liz and Tom are about to get married and Mr. Solomon shoots the place up. The set was completely destroyed.
European Sleeper Car
Milton Bobbit's House (Season 1, Episode 18)
Milton Bobbit, the terminally ill Blacklister, makes restorative shakes out of the mushrooms he grows from the ceiling of his kitchen and then retires to his living room to bake under an enormous tanning bed (after removing his nose of course).
This was scripted as “Red’s Garage”, but I thought it would be more fun as a kind of Parisian artist’s garret.
Abandoned Subway Station
Season 3, episode 16. This set is the secret lair of “The Caretaker” who uses old pneumatic tubes in an abandoned subway station office to send secrets.
Season 3, episode 3. The show opens with Red and Liz in a very elegant small apartment which turns out to be built inside of a container traveling the North Sea on a container ship.
Season 6, episode 22. The last set of the season. Red’s Safehouse was scripted as a warehouse, but I thought it might be fun to do it in an abandoned turn of the century dining room.
Season 6. Multiple episodes. The courtroom in which Red defends himself.
Red's Cell & Cell Block
Season 6. Red ends up in a Federal Prison. His cell is loosely based on Al Capone’s cell.
Prison Mess Hall
Season 6. This is actually the Blacklist catering space. I thought it would be perfect for a prison mess hall with some additions.
Season 5, episode 522 (finale). Red is trying to track down a blacklister through his tailor and ends up meeting John Waters (as himself) in a Haberdashers.
Season 6, Episode 607. This was another blacklister lab (Mark Linn-Baker). He weaponizes beetles.
Season 5, episode 7. The rural barn where Tom is held hostage and Lena is fed killed and fed into a wood chipper.
Season 3, episode 322 (“Alexander Kirk”). This episode, directed by Michael Dinner was an “embedded pilot” for “Blacklist Redemption” which ended up running for one season. This set was their secret headquarters/war room.
Season 4, episode 10. The loft where Red kills one of his adversaries. Needless to say, an all white set becomes pretty macabre covered in blood.
Macau Hotel Room
Season 4, episode 11. This luxury hotel room in Macau is where Liz infiltrates an all women heist group. The set was a re-do of the all white loft set.
Season 3, episode 6. Sir Crispin Crandall, played by Harris Yulin, lives on his perpertually airborne jet. The plane serves as his laboratory to find a way to keep the human race from going instinct.
Season 2, episode 14. These are the subterranean cells that the King family keep all manner of illicit stuff (and people - including Red) before they’re auctioned off to fellow bad guys.
Cabin in the Woods
Season 5. The cabin where Kaplan is held.
Season 5, episode 509. Liz lives in a remote cabin in Alaska after the death of her husband Tom (Ryan Eggold)
Season 5, episode 15. The secret lab of a rogue biochemist.
Barn Cells and Death Chamber
From “The Judge” (Season 1, Episode 15). This is the rural barn set where the Judge (Dianne Wiest) keeps her captives until she passes judgment on them and has them executed.
Season 3, episode 317. This is the church that Liz and Tom get married in and are promptly ambushed. There was not much left when we finished shooting (literally shooting).
Season 4, episode 19. Red’s sleeper car in a train in Vienna.
Season 3, episode 8. This was the set of a truckers church built into a tractor trailer.
Milton Bobbit's House
Season 1, episode 18. Milton Bobbit’s house were he makes shakes out of mushrooms hanging from the ceiling in the kitchen and zaps himself with a huge sunlamp in his living room.
Season 1. This is one of Red’s many safehouses. Originally scripted a a garage, I thought it would be much more fun if it was like a Parisian artist’s garret a La Boheme.
The plane has been redesigned 3 times! This is number 2.
Clock Repair Shop
Season 6, episode 620. A clock repair shop that is the front for a fence operation.