NBC has granted an early renewal to breakout hit Blindspot, picking up the Monday night thriller for a second season. The network did not specify the size of the order, but it is expected to be for 22 episodes, one shy of the 23 episodes ordered for season one.
“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. Jaimie and Sullivan have done an amazing job of ratcheting up the tension each week in trying to unravel the mystery of Jane’s tattoos,” said Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment. “We literally can’t wait to see what the second season will bring.”
Blindspot has been a strong performer for NBC and was the first freshman series to earn a full-season order. Season-to-date, the series has been averaging a 3.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 12.7 million total viewers, according to “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research. Blindspot also ranks as the number one new show in the coveted A18-49 demographic and at present remains undefeated in its Monday night 10pm time-slot. It has also seen big DVR lifts of up to 71% in the demo, once L7s are factored in.
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.