The long-arc shows are gaining steam, and it looks as though they are officially the hottest thing in television. NBC‘s fall effort, Blindspot, goes another step further than the usual theme of unraveling threads by kicking off without knowing anything about what’s going on.
In this version of WTF television, a woman shows up in the middle of Times Square, in a bag, naked, covered in tattoos, and with no memory. The plot of the show? Boom. Go.
As you’ll see in the trailer above, one of the tattoos is an FBI agent’s name, and the hunt is on. Who is she? Why is she there? What happened to her? What’s it all mean?
It’s like a spin on The Blacklist, except that we just get the list, it’s written in clues we have to decipher, and on a person.
It’s the kind of gimmick that is potentially awesome, but it also feels like the really good version of this show is the foreign one.
Let me know what you think. Is this one going to be the next hot property?
From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot”: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos, is discovered naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there’s one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.
Martin Gero serves as writer and executive producer. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and director Mark Pellington also executive produce. “Blindspot” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.