NBC has renewed freshman drama “Blindspot” for a second season, the network announced Monday.
The show from creator Martin Gero and executive producer Greg Berlanti has proven to be both a ratings and critical smash. Since its Sept. 21 launch, the series has dominated the 10 p.m. Monday timeslot. It is the first new fall show to get a season two pick up.
“Blindspot” is averaging a 3.7 rating in the advertiser coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 12.7 million viewers overall so far this season, according to Nielsen estimates. Those numbers make it the number one new series of the new fall season in 18-49.
“Blindspot” is undefeated in the time period so far this season versus its broadcast competition in adults 18-49 and is out rating its ABC and CBS competition combined in that key demo.
“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,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. “Jaimie and Sullivan [Stapleton] have done an amazing job of ratcheting up the tension each week in trying to unravel the mystery of Jane’s tattoos. We literally can’t wait to see what the second season will bring.”
In the show, a beautiful woman (Jaimie Alexander) with no memories of her past, is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI, which begins 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.
Gero serves as executive producer along with Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Mark Pellington, and Marcos Siega. Pellington directed the pilot episode. “Blindspot” is a production of Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.