NBC is getting close to the finish line in its drama pilot orders with a second pickup today to Blindspot, from Greg Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros TV, which had a script commitment with hefty penalty.
Written by L.A. Complex creator Martin Gero, Blindspot kicks off with a beautiful woman, with no memories of her past, who 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 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.
Gero is executive producing with Berlanti Prods.’ Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. At NBC, Berlanti also has freshman drama series The Mysteries Of Laura.
The Blindspot pickup brings NBC’s drama pilot orders to six. NBC had been aiming at doing about 8 drama pilots since the network already has a lot of hourlong series on the schedule. It is worth mentioning that of the six, only one drama pilot comes from sibling Universal TV, with the rest of the drama pilots produced by WBTV (2), Sony TV (2) and 20th TV (1).