NBC really turned things around with the premiere of The Blacklist in 2013 and tried to capitalize on that momentum with their Americans-lite version, titled Allegiance. We all know that didn’t go so well, so they’re trying yet again, but this time with an interesting new plot, a powerful cast, and a producer team that will really draw the audience in. Plus, the Peacock network believes in the show so much, they’re pairing it up with The Voice.
Blindspot is about a beautiful woman (Jaimie Alexander), 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.
The “tattoo of the week” series starts off strong, making us want more, and those tattoos are the key to the whole story. Jaimie Alexander brings her Jane Doe character to life with her ability to speak Mandarin Chinese so fluently and fight bad guys so effortlessly. It didn’t hurt that she had a background in martial arts and was a wrestler back in high school.
At the Television Critics Association last month, executive producer Greg Berlanti said that “we will get some answers as to why her memory was wiped.” EP Sarah Schechter added that “each episode is sort of a puzzle piece and we’ll learn more and more as each episode goes on.”
Blindspot premieres Monday, September 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT immediately following The Voice on NBC.
The cast includes Jaimie Alexander (“Thor: The Dark World,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Sullivan Stapleton (“300: Rise of an Empire,” “Strike Back”), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (“Broadchurch,” “Without a Trace”), Rob Brown (“Treme”), Audrey Esparza (“Black Box”), Ukweli Roach (“The Royals”) and Ashley Johnson (“Much Ado About Nothing”).
Writer Martin Gero (“Bored to Death,” “L.A. Complex”) serves as executive producer along with Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Flash”), Mark Pellington (“Cold Case”) and Marcos Siega (“The Following”). Pellington directed the pilot episode.
“Blindspot” is a production of Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.