NBC’s Blindspot (Mondays, 10/9C) is the saga of a woman found naked in Times Square, her body entirely covered in fresh tattoos – one of the most prominent being the name of FBI Special Agent Kurt Weller. But that’s not the only thing about Jane’s tattoos – they seem to be clues leading to situations requiring FBI involvement… and part of an even bigger picture.
Oscar®-nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste plays Assistant Director Beth Mayfair – Weller’s team’s immediate superior and someone who seems to have both a personal and professional vested interest in what Jane’s tattoos might leading to.
Ms. Jean-Baptiste recently spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show.
A naked woman whose body is covered in tattoos is found stuffed in a duffle bag in the middle of Times Square. To add insult to injury she’s suffering from total amnesia and it’s your job to figure out who she is, where she comes from and why your name is tattooed across her back.
Catch a glimpse into the world of Sullivan Stapleton’s latest character Agent Kurt Weller along with the talented ensemble of co-stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Mayfair), Ashely Johnson (Patterson), Rob Brown (Reed) and Audrey Esparza (Zapata) from the all new hit series “Blindspot” on NBC.
It’s a bustling Time Square in New York when a beat cop discovers a large duffel bag left alone with a tag that read “Call The FBI”. Once the area is cleared the bomb squad enters the scene to inspect the bag only to discover a naked fully tattooed woman emerging from the duffle bag. “Blindspot” is NBC’s newest series hitting the fall season with a creative premise of a young woman whose mind had been erased and her entire body tattooed with markings of everything from seemingly random numbers and map coordinates to the name of a FBI agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton). It’s a puzzle within a puzzle first trying to determine who the young woman referred to as Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) truly is and what the vastly unique markings across her body will reveal.
If you’re feeling a little Jason Bourne déjà vu that’s ok you’re not alone. The series has been promoted as the female Jason Bourne launching its lead actress Jaimie Alexander’s character into the world of special forces badass with a questionable past at best.
Inspired by Blindspot, #NationalTattooStoryDay invites everyone to share the story behind one or more of their tattoos, and tie into the show by including #Blindspot. If you don’t have a tattoo and want to be a part of the movement, Tattoo Yourself now at http://nbc.com/blindspottattoo.
Also, if you’re in New York this weekend, stop by Times Square (Broadway between 46th & 47th Streets) to discover Blindspot! Visit the temporary tattoo bar, become a “body of clues” with a fun photo opp, and have the chance to see yourself on NBC’s Times Square digital billboard!
Blindspot premiers Monday, Sept 21 at 10/9c on NBC
The second season of Broadchurch continues to tell the story of how a young boy’s murder affects the entire coastal town of Broadchurch when the man who confessed to Danny Latimer’s murder suddenly changes his plea to not guilty – forcing everyone to relive the investigation of Danny’s death.
Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste joins the cast as Joe Miller’s defense attorney, while the legendary Charlotte Rampling plays the Crown Prosecutor, Jocelyn Knight. Emmy winner David Tennant and three-time BAFTA winner Olivia Colman return as former police detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller – who have another problem in the person of Claire Ashworth (Eva Myles, Torchwood) – whom Hardy has been hiding in a cottage just outside town – to keep them hopping.
Broadchurch returns to BBC America on Wednesday, March 4th (10/9C). For further details, follow the jump.