On The Blacklist, Red Reddington (James Spader) and the FBI team pursue a blacklister scientist named Julian Powell. Powell has dedicated his life to extending human life indefinitely. In order to carry out his research, he abducts and experiments on disabled patients. When Red gets a hold of Powell, Red says in his usual cool, calm way, “I’m interested in your research.”
Julian Powell is portrayed by Canadian actor Joshua Close. The 33-year-old is best known for his roles as Chaz Nygaard in the TV series Fargo with Billy Bob Thornton and Kirsten Dunst, and as Detective Henry Cole in The Unusuals with Amber Tamblyn and Jeremy Renner. The Blacklist airs Thursdays, 9pm on NBC.