‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Just Joined Cast for Season 9 of ‘The Blacklist’

by Keeli Parkey
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Later this month, you will be able to find a star of “Law & Order: Organized Crime” appearing on another popular television series.

According to Yahoo! News, that star is Diany Rodriguez. She played the character of ADA Maria Delgado in the popular NBC spinoff. For her new television role, the actress is staying with the NBC family and taking on a role in “The Blacklist.”

That popular series stars James Spader. Christopher Meloni leads the cast of “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

So, what character is former “Law & Order: Organized Crime” actress Diany Rodriguez playing in “The Blacklist”? While much about the character is not known, the name of the character has been released. That name is Weecha Xiu.

How this new character will figure into the plotline of upcoming episodes of this series remains to be seen. However, a description of the character has been shared. Weecha Xiu has been said to be “more than capable of defending herself.” She also has a “tough physical presence and a hardened demeanor.”

Fans will just have to tune in to watch the new season of “The Blacklist” when it returns. It will be the show’s ninth season. And it will debut on NBC on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. (Eastern)/7 p.m. (Central). “Law & Order: Organized Crime” is now several episodes into its second season. That show also airs on NBC on Thursdays. Its airtime is 10 p.m. (Eastern)/9 p.m. (Central).

Roles in ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ and ‘The Blacklist’ Are Only a Small Sample of Diany Rodriguez’s Work

Landing roles in such hit television shows as “Law & Order: Organized Crime” and “The Blacklist” would give any actor’s career a boost. However, these are not the only roles Diany Rodriguez has had during her career.

According to IMDb, she has also appeared in such television series as “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Manifest,” “New Amsterdam,” “Ray Donovan,” “The Purge,” and “The Outsider.” Rodriguez will also have a role in the recently announced series, “Long Slow Exhale.”

Diany Rodriguez is arriving on “The Blacklist” at a dramatic time in the show as its new season begins. Also, speaking of the new season of “The Blacklist,” a few details have been shared. (Warning: Spoilers for the series follow.) To begin this new season, fans will see a jump forward in time of two years.

A synopsis of the new season reads: “Finding themselves each at a crossroads, a common purpose compels them to renew their original mission: to take down dangerous, vicious and eccentric Blacklisters.

“In the process, they begin to uncover lethal adversaries, unimaginable conspiracies and surprising betrayals that will threaten alliances and spur vengeance for the past, led by the most devious criminal of them all – Raymond Reddington.”

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