Spin-offs of successful network shows are generally worth an attempt, and NBC even previously pulled this off with Law & Order when they successfully pivoted to the SVU version of the show. So, it was kind of a no-brainer to attempt it with The Blacklist: Redemption, and with Janssen in the psuedo-Spader role as the dubious anti-hero, she was well-positioned to ride the role into a mainstream comeback.
Unfortunately, the show was canceled after one season, with some reviews laying the blame partially on Janssen's shoulders. Reducing Janssen's attempt at appearing "maternal" to her unconvincing "smoldering glances," Sonia Saraiya at Variety mused that between herself, and co-stars Ryan Eggert and Terry O'Quinn, "the three actors might have enough brute-force charisma to match just one James Spader. I wouldn't bet on it, though."
That had to be a blow to Janssen, who extolled the virtues of "episodic or streaming television" in an interview with The TV Watercooler. "You've got this incredible platform where many people can see what you do. I've done a lot of independent films and they're great to work on but I can't tell you how many people have seen the films that I've done over the years… and that can be frustrating," Janssen said, adding, "We all work because want people to see what we do or what the people around us, the whole creative team, can do. With television, there is no greater platform in terms of visibility. The amount of people who tune in weekly is incredible."
As of this writing, Janssen's IMDb page
is now back to nothing but independent features through 2018. Ouch. But it's not all bad news, because at least one of them looks like it has some potential. Which brings us to…