Pilot News: NBC Drama Blindspot Adds Strike Back Star Sullivan Stapleton

Sullivan Stapleton Blindspot

NBC is quickly filling its Blindspot.

Just one day after casting Thor‘s Jaimie Alexander as its leading lady, the Peacock’s upcoming drama pilot has added Strike Back actor Sullivan Stapleton.

Produced by Arrow boss Greg Berlanti, Blindspot centers on a beautiful woman, with no memories of her past, who is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos.

Per our sister site Deadline, Stapleton will play Special Agent Kurt Weller, the leader of an elite FBI unit tasked with investigating the woman — who suspiciously has his name written on her back.

In the meantime, Cinemax will debut Strike Back‘s fourth and final season — production of which was delayed after Stapleton suffered a serious off-set injury — this summer.

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  1. m3rcnate says:

    LOVE her, think hes great, and so far the premise sounds awesome, however the show is on Network TV, and whats worse its on NBC…yikes, red flags IMO. A potential upside? Its Produced by Arrow boss Greg Berlanti, and his credits (Arrow, Flash, No Ordinary People, etc) are positive IMO.

    Overall i will need to see a trailer first…the synopsis is short and doesnt give the tone of what this show is trying to be…will it be sci-fi? (Like a Lost or Fringe) or will it be biblical (like a Dominion or Sleepy Hallow) or something else? Is the show filmed in that really cheap, glossy, super colorful tone that NBC always does or will it be more realistic like Person of Interest & Fringe & others?
    Fitting into what genre the show will be, will it be about Aliens? or mutated human beings (super powers) or will it be about time travel or what? There are SO many paths and tones the premise of this show can be that right now its hard to think anything in particular.

    • TVNerd says:

      I think it’s more like Kyle XY meets Memento with a FBI/crime procedural element about it…probably more like Blacklist and Alcatraz with flashbacks…

      • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

        I don’t care what it is, it’s going on my DVR the instant it’s picked up in May.

        • m3rcnate says:

          Lol well yeah, though i basically hate NBC and despise 95% of Network TV and their ways…gotta support good shows no matter what, and unless the teaser trailer for the pilot majorly turns me off, gotta give this show and many others at least a few episodes worth of a shot. :)

      • johnhelvete says:

        Kyle XY was an alien right? Because there is nothing about the logline to me that suggests that the Jamie Alexander character is not human. The other shows you mention make sense.

        • m3rcnate says:

          Kyle XY was created, basically a test-tube baby, and was in the “womb” (man made) for like 16 months, which the show implied has a direct connection to intelligence and even “powers”. Saying Einstein and other geniuses were notoriously in their mothers womb for more than the normal 9 months and that there’s a connection to that and being so smart.

  2. Ben Kabak says:

    Yes! Love him!

  3. Mr. Sunshine says:

    Woohoo, I hope NBC picks it up for the Fall. He’s great in Strike Back!

  4. Lady K says:

    LOVE HIM! Totally on my must see list because of him. I can take or leave Lady Sif, but I would watch him read a grocery list. And this show has a certain John Doe sound to it so far in my book….

  5. Muhammed naveed says:

    Sullivan stapleton my favorite actor