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Fall has only just begun, but in the world of television the cream has already started to rise to the top. Some winners were going to be obvious: a show such as Arrow was only going to have a strong return, but with pilots and new shows, it’s always a guess as to who will win and who will falter. One of the big successes of fall’s freshmen series is already evident as Blindspot has been picked up for a full season.
According to Deadline, NBC has ordered a full season for their new series Blindspot after only three weeks on the air. In those three weeks, the show has consistently dominated among adults aged 18-49, meaning it casts a fairly wide net in terms of an audience. The series has avageraged roughly 9.6 millon viewers per episode, and has seen consistent growth ever since its premiere on September 21. NBC has ordered what is referred to as the “Back 9,” meaning they have enough faith in the series to air a full 22-episode season.
Blindspot centers on a woman with no memory of her past. Named Jane Doe, her body is covered with numerous intricate tattoos that link to her enigmatic history, one that provides an unexplained link between her and one of the FBI agents she works with. Along the way, she realizes that she has a range of combat and espionage skills that she simply cannot explain. Much of the show’s success can likely be attributed to the constant spectre of mystery that hangs over the entire program. Similar to Lost, the show manages to keep people coming back by withholding a great deal of information and keeping people guessing as to the true nature of the characters. Check out the Comic-Con trailer below:
The full order likely comes as great news to actress Jamie Alexander, who plays the lead in the series. Best known for her portrayal of Lady Sif in the Thor films – as well as on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – Alexander has developed a strong fan following within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, leading many to believe she has been underused in the films, especially compared to Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. That being said, it’s possible that the newfound success of Blindspot could effectively limit the amount of Alexander that we see in the MCU for the forseeable future. Aside from Alexander, the series also stars Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire), and Rob Brown (Finding Forrester).
Are you a fan of Blindspot? What other shows would you like to see get picked up for a full season? Blindspot airs every Monday on NBC and will return this week for its fourth episode.