The No. 1 new show this fall, “Blindspot,” which debuted Sept. 21, was also the first of the season’s new series to land a full-season order. Airing at 10:00 p.m. Monday nights, the action-packed drama has dominated its time slot over the first seven episodes, averaging a 3.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.7 million viewers overall. It has consistently dominated its ABC and CBS drama competition in key demos, and has been a very big gainer in delayed viewing too.
Starring Jaimie Alexander (“Thor: The Dark World”) as a beautiful woman with no memories of her past who’s found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos, the show follows her discovery, which sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI, who begin to follow the road map on her body to reveal a larger conspiracy of crime while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity. Sullivan Stapleton (“300: Rise of an Empire,” “Strike Back”) co-stars as an FBI agent, heavily involved with the mystery woman’s investigation.
“We are over the moon with the success of ‘Blindspot,’ and want to thank our producers and amazing cast for creating one of the most riveting shows on television. Jaimie and Sullivan have done an amazing job of ratcheting up the tension each week in trying to unravel the mystery of Jane’s tattoos,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. “We literally can’t wait to see what the second season will bring.”
Alexander and Stapleton lead the ensemble that includes Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson.
Hailing from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions, “Blindspot” is created by Martin Gero who exec produces with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Marcos Siega and Mark Pellington, who directed the pilot.
Gero has previously stated that he has plans for the second and third season’s storyline, should NBC renew his series. Talking to Variety moments after the second season renewal, he said, “It’s great to be able to actually do it now and make proper plans. And also, on a show like this because it’s so serialized, the more lead time we have, the huger it is for us. We can get a proper jump on the second season.”
With a laugh, he added, “I’m so excited. This is totally crazy to have a pickup this early. NBC has been so super fantastic from the beginning and so, why stop now?”
However, when asked if he could tease what’s in store for Season 2, Gero remained tight-lipped: “No, not a thing,” he tells Variety. “I’m worried about giving too much away about Episodes 9 and 10!”