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Blindspot Season 5: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

May 11, 2019
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‘Blindspot’ is an American crime drama television series that airs on NBC in the US, on CTV in Canada, on Sky Living in the UK, and on Seven Network in Australia. Created by Martin Gero, the show follows the journey of a mysterious tattooed woman with no memory as she works with the FBI to try and uncover her identity.

A pretty old show, Season 1 of ‘Blindspot’ made its way to viewers’ screens on September 21, 2015. It received mixed reviews from television critics but positive feedback from audiences, thus prompting NBC to renew it for a second season. Season 2 subsequently premiered on September 14, 2016, and was followed by the premieres of Season 3 and Season 4 on October 27, 2017 and October 21, 2018 respectively. While fans of the show are eagerly waiting for news on a fifth season now, the prospects of ‘Blindspot’ getting renewed don’t look too good. Here’s everything we know about it.

Blindspot Cast: Who is in it?

‘Blindspot’ is a character-driven crime drama, and consequently, it has a long list of cast members who play important characters in the show.

Jaimie Alexander plays one of the main characters, Remi “Jane Doe” Briggs, who is found unconscious and devoid of her memory in Times Square. Subsequently, the FBI takes her into protective custody and they work with her to understand the coded tattoos on her body and try and uncover her true identity. Although devoid of a conscious memory, Jane has occasional flashbacks into her life, which help in the search for her true identity.

Sullivan Stapleton, meanwhile, steps into the shoes of Kurt Weller, an FBI Special Agent at the bureau’s New York Field Office. When Jane is discovered unconscious in Times Square, Kurt recognizes her as his missing childhood friend, and helps Jane in her search for her true identity. Later in the show, Kurt and Jane end up marrying.

Rob Brown plays the role of FBI Special Agent Edgar Reade, who is part of Kurt’s team and helps him and Jane get to the bottom of several mysteries surrounding Jane’s coded tattoos. Audrey Esparza plays another member of Kurt’s team, FBI Special Agent Natasha “Tasha” Zapata, who later leaves the FBI to join the CIA. Additionally, the show includes as Ashley Johnson as FBI Forensics Unit head Patterson, Ukweli Roach as FBI psychiatrist Robert Borden, Marianne Jean-Baptiste as the assistant director in charge of FBI’s New York Field Office, Bethany Mayfair, Archie Panjabi as Nas Kamal, the head of the NSA’s secret Zero Division department, Luke Mitchell as Jane’s brother and Sandstorm member Roman Briggs, Michelle Hurd as Jane and Roman’s adoptive mother and leader of the terrorist group Sandstorm, Ellen “Shepherd” Briggs, and Ennis Esmer as a computer programmer-turned-internet crime lord, Rich Dotcom. This wraps up the list of main cast members in the show.

The show also has dozens of recurring cast members, some of who are Johnny Whitworth as Markos, Jordana Spiro as Sarah Weller, Logan Schuyler Smith as Sawyer, Jonathan Patrick Moore as Oliver Kind, Dylan Baker as Sam Pellington, Chad Donella as Jake Keaton, Li Jun Li as Karen Sun, Mary Stuart Masterson as Eleanor Hirst, Jordan Johnson-Hinds as Stuart, Kristina Reyes as Avery, and David Morse as Hank Crawford.

If the show does return for a fifth season, we expect the main cast members and recurring cast members from recent seasons to make comebacks and reprise their roles. If any additions to the cast are announced, we’ll be sure to update this section to reflect the same.

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Blindspot Plot: What is it about?

As far as the plot of ‘Blindspot’ is concerned, it’s a bit like Christopher Nolan’s ‘Memento‘ (2000), but with a completely new spin.

The show starts off when an unidentified, tattooed woman is found naked, unconscious and devoid of memory in the Times Square (hence the name, “Jane Doe”). After she is discovered, the FBI takes her into protective custody, and it soon emerges that the tattoos on her body contain clues to crimes, thereby making Jane’s body an intricate web of mysteries that need to be solved. As Jane, Kurt, and other FBI agents delve into the mystery to uncover Jane’s true identity, and start solving crimes based on the clues the tattoos provide, they soon realize that the mysteries go very deep, comprising a conspiracy of massive proportions.

Indeed, the plot is an intricate one, the action is compelling, and the performances by the cast members are solid, all of which serve to make ‘Blindspot’ an intriguing show. Unsurprisingly, the show enjoys a good score of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the critics consensus for Season 1 reading, “‘Blindspot’ is elevated by an intriguing mystery and enough strong action to propel most viewers into a necessary suspension of disbelief.” Viewers, too, seem to have enjoyed the intriguing show, and ‘Blindspot’ boasts a good rating of 7.5/10 on IMDb, based on nearly 60,000 votes.

Blindspot Season 5 Release Date: When will it premiere?

Blindspot Season 4 premiered on October 21, 2018. Given the fact that ‘Blindspot’ has seen four seasons of more than 20 episodes each, and enjoys considerable popularity among viewers and television critics, most people were expecting the show to be renewed for a fifth season. In late-April 2019, NBC deferred airing the last three episodes of ‘Blindspot’ Season 4, and instead allotted the time-slot to ‘The Blacklist’ until May 17. This, unsurprisingly, has caused panic among fans of the show, who have taken it to be an indication of the show’s impending cancellation.  

But worry not! On May 11, 2019, NBC renewed the show for fifth and final season. Our best guess is thatBlindspot season 5 can release sometime in October 2019. We’re keeping our ears open for news on the future of the show, and we’ll update this section as soon as we hear about the official release date.

Blindspot Trailer:

While we wait for news on the release date of ‘Blindspot’, here’s the promo for Season 4 to give you a glimpse into the show and the story thus far.

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