NBC is showing a early sign of confidence in their new Monday night drama Blindspot.
Mere days after the series starring Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander premiered to a strong 10.6 million viewers and a 3.1 A18-49 demo rating, the network has ordered nine additional scripts, TVWise has confirmed.
The additional script order, which was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, make Blindspot the first fall series to receive such an order, although midseason Fox comedy Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Life has received an order for seven more episodes.
It should be noted, however, that NBC has only ordered more scripts for Blindspot and they have not yet officially pulled the trigger on a back-nine order. At present, the series’ debut season will consist of thirteen episodes, which were green-lit when NBC picked up the series this past May.
Created by Martin Gero, Blindspot follows a woman covered in tattoos who wakes up naked in Times Square, suffering from amnesia. Her case catches the attention of the FBI, which soon discovers that the tattoos are in fact a roadmap that leads them to a large conspiracy. The drama is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson. The executive producers are Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero, Sarah Schechter and Mark Pellington.