Blindspot left us with plenty of unanswered mysteries at the end of Season 1, and while it will hopefully fill us in more on Jane Doe's backstory in Season 2, the NBC drama will be making some changes. Most notably, the series was actually fairly violent early on into its run. However, now that the drama is moving to an earlier timeslot for Season 2, the show has decided to restrict the amount of violence it chooses to use.
We're not going to shoot anyone in the head anymore. Right off the bat, no more head shots on Blindspot. We're toning back some of the violence. I don't think the show will be unrecognizable for [those who have tuned in]. We don't want the show to totally reinvent itself for 8 p.m.
Speaking at the TCA press tour (via EW), executive producer Martin Gero revealed that Blindspot plans to tone down the violence quite a bit. He also revealed that the 8 p.m. hour is the culprit for why the show is changing its tone somewhat and gave us specific examples of the types of violence that would change. And while Blindspot has always been a show that thrives on gunfights and hand-to-hand combat sequences, I don't think most viewers will really miss seeing people get shot in the head.
The news comes just a few days after Martin Gero actually revealed more information at a panel about where Blindspot is headed in Season 2 at Comic-Con. He stated the show plans to unravel some of the show's mysteries, but he also described where the NBC drama will be picking up, noting:
It's 3 months later. Everyone has had a rough go. She starts in a very bad place. They've been questioning here for three months. The rest of the team is I don't want to say listless, but they're dealing with the anger of finding out that Jane was an imposter, but also missing feeling like they were part of something bigger than them.
A show's first season often sets up for what is to come, but Blindspot has already had 22 episodes to explore its storyline. We're already pretty deep into the story at this point, and we'll have to wait and see if the big change regarding the violence and the storyline reset make Blindspot a different show when it returns. Luckily, we don't have too much longer to wait. Blindspot will return to the schedule on Wednesday, September 14 at 8 p.m. ET. Check out the rest of the fall premiere dates with our TV schedule.