Blindspot is looking nearly as permanent as Jane’s ink: NBC has renewed the drama for a third season.
The renewal comes even though Blindspot‘s viewership dropped sharply when the freshman hit moved from Mondays at 10 pm to Wednesdays at 8 for Season 2. Averaging a 1.0 in the demo — and sliding as low as 0.9 — it currently ranks below the newly cancelled (and better-DVR’d) Timeless and bests only Grimm‘s farewell season, Shades of Blue, bubble drama Blacklist: Redemption and the recently axed Emerald City.
However, when asked if the Peacock Net should keep or cut Blindspot, nearly 86 percent of TVLine readers said the Jaimie Alexander starrer should score a third season.
Luke Mitchell will make his Blindspot debut in the second season premiere — and EW has an exclusive first look. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alum will play Roman, a member of the shadowy organization that sent Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) to the FBI. Roman is also a familiar face from Jane’s past — a flashback to her childhood in season 1 featured a boy with a scar on his face.
“He’s very, very, very protective of Jane, extremely protective of Jane,” Alexander tells EW. “He’s unpredictable, which is a really great character to play. [Luke] is fantastic, he’s just absolutely fantastic. He’s a cool, great guy, great actor, just nails that character. He’s such a great addition to the cast.”
Luke Mitchell and Michelle Hurd have joined the cast of Blindspot as new series regulars in season 2, EW has learned.
Hurd, an original Law & Order: SVU cast member whose recent credits include Daredevil and Hawaii Five-0, will play another member of the shadowy organization that sent Jane to the FBI.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Mitchell, whose character was recently killed off the ABC super series, will play Roman, also a member of the organization. Roman’s name was mentioned in the finale as a contact Jane was supposed to connect with, and he’s been teased on the show before — he appeared in Jane’s flashback to her childhood, in which we saw a boy with a scar on his face.
Warning: This story contains spoilers from Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!
With a prophecy promising that one of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will fall by season’s end, you’d think they’d all be a little more careful, but Tuesday’s episode proved otherwise. In a bid to cure Inhumans of Hive’s sway, Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) created an antitoxin, but had no actual Inhumans to test it on. Enter Lincoln (Luke Mitchell), who decidedly takes the antitoxin against orders, knowing it could kill him. “He’s taking some huge risks, wearing the murder vest and taking the antitoxin,” Mitchell tells EW. “He’s desperate to get her back. He needs her. Put it this way, if something were to happen to Daisy, I think Lincoln wouldn’t stay in S.H.I.E.L.D. Daisy is his life. He’ll do anything to get her back.”
“He doesn’t have a death wish,” Mitchell insists. “He makes these decisions, but you still see the fear in him when he does this. It’s not just bravado. He cares about his life. He wants to live, he wants to make something of his life, but he doesn’t see anything without Daisy in the picture. He’ll do whatever he has to do, which makes him dangerous.” Continue reading
Having brought a certain… electricity… to the proceedings on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Mitchell has been promoted to series regular for Season 3, TVLine has learned.
The Aussie actor — who previously wielded mad skillz as one of The CW’s The Tomorrow People — made his S.H.I.E.L.D. debut this April as Lincoln, one of Skye’s first Inhuman allies at the Afterlife compound. In the ABC drama’s sophomore finale, Lincoln juggled allegiances when Afterlife leader Jiaying launched an attack on the S.H.I.E.L.D. carrier, but he last we seen helping Skye and May ward off a “ginger army” (i.e. a replicating Inhuman).
The cast of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” just got a little more Inhuman with the addition of Tomorrow People alum Luke Mitchell!
Luke Mitchell will make his debut this season as a charismatic Inhuman named Lincoln, who has an important role to play in Skye understanding the true extent of her transformation.
“With the revelations surrounding Skye’s true identity in the Winter Finale, we knew we’d be introducing more Inhumans as our story progressed,” said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “The charming energy Luke brings to the role that will make him a character to watch as we continue our season.”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns with new episodes on Tuesday, March 3 at 9/8c on ABC.