Anya Banerjee is the latest actress to join the cast The Black List. In season 10, Banerjee’s character Siya Malik searches for answers about her mother Meera’s death at the hands of an unknown assassin. Here’s everything we know so far about the actress and her new role on the show.
Meera Malik (Parminder Nagra) was a CIA agent in season 1 of The Black List. In the last two episodes of the season, the Task Force meets Berlin. Meera and Donald Ressler broke up during an assignment. Liz Keen tries to warn her of impending danger, but she’s too late. An unknown assassin slits Meera’s throat and she dies.
Before her death, Meera fans learned that she was a mother to two children, one of whom viewers will meet. Anya Banerjee plays Siya in Meera’s daughter The Black List Season 10. Siya searches for answers about her mother’s death.
Den of Geek notes that fans and filming locations have discovered track sites The Black List Cast and crew filming at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. This has led the outlet to speculate that Siya and the rest of Task Force may visit Meera’s grave in Season 10.
Although Anya Banerjee is new to The Black ListShe has a few previous acting roles. Banerjee appeared in the short films Y2K, skinand balloons. She also played Johnie in the web series Auckward loveinspired by actress Holly Shervey’s dating experiences.
According to Deadline, Banerjee recently graduated from Columbia University’s MFA acting program. She “wrote and acted in the two-handed production of Apologies to the Bengali ladyperformed at Georgetown’s Lab for Global Performance and Politics in Washington, DC, New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.” Banerjee is represented by Authentic Talent + Literary Management, Lion Rock Management in New Zealand.
Banerjee shared her excitement about joining the cast The Black List in an Instagram post. “Overwhelming gratitude for this announcement. Proud to follow in the footsteps of Parminder Nagra’s unparalleled legacy on @nbcblacklist!” she wrote.
Filming for the new season of The Black List has already started. Season 10 is expected to have a total of 22 episodes and will focus on Wujing’s quest to take down Raymond Reddington along with other blacklisters that Red helped jail.
Lately, The Black List reached an incredible milestone and Banerjee was a part of it. “And that’s a wrap-on The Black List 200th (and my 4th) episode! Congratulations to the entire team on this amazing performance and thank you for the warm welcome,” she wrote on Instagram, captioning a photo of herself with co-stars James Spader, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix and Hisham Tawfiq.
The Black List Season 10 premieres Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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