The mystery surrounding Jane Doe will continue for at least another year, as NBC has announced that freshman drama Blindspot is being renewed for a second season to air in 2016-2017.
This is the second time in the past month that the network has made a big announcement regarding Blindspot. In early October, NBC ordered a full season for its inaugural run, which was the first new series to get that honor. And now Blindspot has become the first new show to earn a second season.
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“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,” NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “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. We literally can’t wait to see what the second season will bring.”
NBC has only aired seven episodes of season 1 so far, with an average weekly viewership of 8.7 million (and a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo); this number grows to 12.7 million (and 3.7 in the demo) when adding in DVR playback. NBC notes that Blindspot is the number one new series for the fall 2015 season in 18-49.
The post-Voice timeslot on Monday nights is certainly proving to be beneficial to the new series. With this season 2 renewal, it wouldn’t be surprising if NBC moved Blindspot to a different night to make use of the timeslot yet again as a successful launching pad, like they did with Revolution and The Blacklist.
Blindspot stars Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe, a woman who was discovered in Times Square covered in tattoos and with no memory of what has happened to her. The tattoos are clues to criminal activity and attacks, and she helps the FBI to prevent them from happening. The series also stars Sullivan Stapleton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown and Ashley Johnson.
Are you excited that Blindspot has been renewed for a second season? How do you think the producers and writers will keep the storylines fresh and intriguing in its sophomore run?
Blindspot airs Mondays at 10pm on NBC.
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