The next season of NBC's crime-thriller series "The Blacklist" is yet to be officially announced. However, fans are eagerly looking forward to what to expect from the fourth season.

According to recent reports, Alexander Kirk (Ulrich Thomsen) won't be the villain in the upcoming season. In Season 3 finale, Kirk revealed that he is Elizabeth Keen's (Megan Boone) biological father, much to the shock of the fans. However, whether the fact is true or not, will most probably be revealed in the fourth season.

Kirk's claim will surely affect the relationship between Liz and Red (James Spader). Though Kirk's approaches were assumed to be villainous in nature, Movie News Guide has confirmed that he won't be the protagonist in the series.

As stated by Entertainment Weekly, there are several hurdles in Red and Kirk's relationship as both of them don't trust each other. Kirk, a successful businessman, intends to use his power and resources against Red, his longtime rival.

Though Kirk is not the bad guy in the next season, Red is convinced that he is and will do his best to put an end to him.

Talking with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer of the series, John Eisendrath, said: "That's definitely a cliffhanger for next year. It's definitely an, 'Oh my God, who really is this person, what his agenda is and what is going to happen to Liz?' We're left with Red and everyone aware of the fact that Liz is alive, and she's also been abducted."

In the meantime, Liz and Red will be having trust issues in their relationship, as reported by Yibada. Liz will be in a dilemma whether to trust Red or Kirk, who claims to be her father. Parent Herald had previously reported that Red and Liz might get romantically involved too in the fourth season.