There is no blind spot concerned in NBC’s early renewal of the new hit series “Blindspot.” Of the 2015-2016 season, it is the first of the new fall series to have nabbed a season 2 renewal. With 8.7 million viewers weekly on average, the show has undoubtedly made its network happy.
Jennifer Salke, NBC Entertainment President, is quoted on TV Line, “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. We literally can’t wait to see what the second season will bring.”
The rookie drama series’ first season had only just gotten an extended 23 episodes last month, and on Monday, barely two months from launch, the network handed it a second season. Produced by Greg Berlanti, “Blindspot” has been performing an average rating of 3.7 among adults 18 to 49 years old on Monday nights and with delayed viewing. It sounds even more amazing considering many other shows have been trimmed.
Berlanti co-executive produces with Martin Gero (who created the series), Sarah Schechter, Marcos Seiga, and Mark Pellington under Warner Brothers Television. It stars Jamie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton.
The series follows the story of Jane Doe (Alexander) who was found in New York City’s Time Square, naked and drugged, stuffed in a bag, and with no memory whatsoever of whatever happened to her prior to being found. What is more curious is that all over her body, she is covered with tattoos that point to crimes and conspiracies. The episodes follow her search for answers, with the help of the FBI and Special Agent Kurt Weller (Stapleton), uncovering mystery after mystery.
Deadline revealed that the series’ early renewal is “unusual” and with its procedural element, likened it to the series “The Blacklist” that has kept going and is now in its third season.
Salke pointed out, “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.”