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Blindspot Season 3 Showrunner Martin Gero on Jane & Weller – Movie News Now

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From creator/executive producer/writer Martin Gero, Season 3 of the NBC series Blindspot has gone global, with new tattoo riddles to solve and new threats to stop. And even though they’ve been apart for two years, the team is back together, but they’re also each hiding secrets of their own that could make things very interesting when they come to light.During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, showrunner Martin Gero talked about the need to evolve and reinvent a network TV show, the challenges of going global, whether this team can ever truly be honest with each other, the dynamic between Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton), now that they’re married, how Patterson’s (Ashley Johnson) first name became such a big mystery, the new tattoos, what Roman (Luke Mitchell) is really after, how the latest death will affect things, whether viewers might ever see Weller’s family again, the addition of Rich Dotcom (Ennis Esmer), and what Mary Stuart Masterson adds to the team. Be aware that there are some spoilers discussed.Collider: Congrats on Season 3! This season is really cool because it feels very different, but still feels like the same show.MARTIN GERO: Yeah, I think that was super important for us. These shows, and especially network television shows, need to evolve and reinvent themselves, all the time, but you can’t mess with the chemistry that people like. If you think about it, we’ve done two seasons, but it’s really like four seasons of a cable show, and that’s the pace of storytelling that people expect and want. So, it was important for us to break some new ground, and have all of the characters that you know and love come back, but in a slightly different context and dynamic.What have been the biggest challenges in going global this season, and what most excited you about that?GERO: Logistically, it’s a nightmare to go international. It is nothing but a headache, and it means we really have to be on our game. You just have to be well ahead of where you should be, on a TV show. For instance, when we went to Italy, we shot that two weeks before we even started shooting the first episode. We really had to have our scripts in line, months ahead of where they were supposed to be, which is tricky business for a show that does as much as we do. I have been continually blown away by our cast and crew, and their ability to manage the extraordinary difficulties and still deliver. We’ve shot 45 episodes in New York, which is an extraordinary city, but the New York skyline isn’t wowing our viewers anymore. We really pride ourselves on how good the show looks and how visual it is, so we needed a new playground, visually, as well as story wise. The international stuff really helps us do that.So, exactly just how bad is what happened in Berlin, especially if Roman can use it to manipulate Weller? And just how shocked will viewers be to learn about what happened in Berlin?GERO: It’s real bad! It’s the worst. You’ll find out in this half of the season. It’s bad! There’s a lot of stuff that will come out. I think people will initially think it’s one thing, and I think they’ll be wrong. I don’t think anyone will see where it’s going. It’s a really exciting and cool storyline because it tests them.It didn’t seem to take a lot for Roman to get Weller to do what he wanted, so it has to be bad.GERO: Yeah, it’s real bad! The second you drop Berlin with Weller, you own Weller, especially when it comes to Jane. It’s no joke!You’ve said that every single cast member has at least one big secret, and that they will all come out this season. Can this team ever truly be honest with each other?GERO: Can anyone be truly honest with anyone?! One of the things that was really important for us to do, and it was really tricky, was that with some of the secrets, there’s a real good reason why they didn’t come out. Even Berlin, there’s an emotionally resonant and relatable reason why Weller doesn’t just tell Jane. For us, it’s not about a lack of trust with each other, although that’s certainly something that they struggle with, but sometimes you don’t say things to not hurt other people. Sometimes you keep things a secret because you think someone wouldn’t be able to handle your truth, and then you’re surprised when they can. I think the secrets are really satisfying, but not all of them are necessarily divisive when they come to light, as Roman hoped they would be.Speaking of secrets, why has Patterson’s first name been such


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