Blindspot on Channel 5: Release date, cast, plot, trailer and latest news
Everything you need to know about the Ross Kemp thriller.
The hotly-anticipated drama Blindspot has started airing on Channel 5 - and its star, Ross Kemp (EastEnders), has teased “bucketloads” of twists in the new thriller.
Blindspot revolves around police detective Tony (Kemp), who is investigating a mysterious death and is put under the spotlight when a witness who saw the attack begins to suspect foul play within the force.
Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com, Kemp said: “I read a lot of thrillers, I like things with twists and turns and this certainly has it in bucketloads.
“It keeps you guessing right to the end.”
Kemp is joined by newcomer Beth Alsbury as Hannah Quinn, a disabled woman with "a wry sense of humour" who alerts the authorities to the victim's disappearance.
"[BAFTA-winning director] Jordan Hogg (Screw, Ralph & Katie, Ackley Bridge) has got cerebral palsy, and Beth is in a wheelchair... I thought it was quite enabling, without ramming it down your throat," Kemp previously told RadioTimes.com of the project.
"I just liked it from a point of view that it was about empowering somebody in a chair," he added.
Rob Kinsman, who's written on Father Brown, Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators and Malory Towers, has penned the script.
Read on for everything you need to know about Blindspot.
Blindspot release date: When will the Channel 5 drama air?
Blindspot began airing on Tuesday 4th July at 9pm on Channel 5.
The series will air across four consecutive nights.
Who stars in Blindspot alongside Kemp?
Kemp plays police detective Tony Warden, with newcomer Beth Alsbury starring as Hannah Quinn.
The rest of the cast is as follows:
- Crystal Clarke (Sanditon, Black Mirror, Empire of Light)
- Sue Vincent (The Madame Blanc Mysteries, Waterloo Road, Alma's Not Normal)
- Kiran Landa (Coronation Street, Line of Duty, Ackley Bridge)
- Michelle Bonnard (House of the Dragon, Unforgotten, We Hunt Together)
- Haylie Jones (Stay Close, WanderLand)
- Milán Bartha (Moon Knight, Blade Runner 2049, The Spy Who Dumped Me)
- Lewis Conway (The Forgotten Battle, The Canterville Ghost)
Blindspot plot: What's it about?
"Blindspot is the story of Hannah Quinn, a disabled woman with a wry sense of humour, who works monitoring the CCTV on a rough estate," reads the official synopsis.
"One day she sees a man she knows is a violent criminal lead a young woman into a blind spot in the camera coverage. He emerges alone but when the police arrive there is no sign of the woman, who appears to have vanished into thin air.
"Hannah is convinced that she has been murdered, but her fears are dismissed by the apathetic and possibly corrupt policeman Tony Warden, who is in charge of the case. Hannah remains undeterred and will soon find her own life in danger as she fights to discover what really happened in the blind spot."
You can watch the trailer for Blindspot below.
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