The big breakout new series of fall 2015, Blindspot lost steam when moved to the Wednesday 8 PM slot this season, landing on the bubble this year following an early renewal in 2016. But it has been a reliable performer and has built-in fan base, which is valuable in today’s environment where it costs tens of millions of marketing dollars to launch a new show. I hear NBC was not losing money on Blindspot, which comes from Warner Bros. TV, and it boasts two big-name, marketable stars as its leads, Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander.
Created and written by Martin Gero, Blindspot, centers on a beautiful woman (Alexander), with no memories of her past, who’s 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. Stapleton and Alexander lead the cast, which also includes Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson, Luke Mitchell, Michelle Hurd and Archie Panjabi.
Gero also serves as executive producer along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jeff F. King. Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, and Quinn’s House produce.