Blindspot: release date, cast, plot, trailer, interviews and all about the thriller starring Ross Kemp

Blindspot on Channel 5 is a crime drama with Ross Kemp and Beth Alsbury.
Blindspot on Channel 5 is a crime drama with Ross Kemp and Beth Alsbury. (Image credit: Channel 5)

Blindspot on Channel 5 sees former EastEnders star Ross Kemp making a surprise return to acting to star in this new thriller. He plays an inept, and possibly corrupt, cop called Tony Warden, alongside newcomer Beth Alsbury, who leads the cast. Beth stars as Hannah Quinn, a disabled woman and wheelchair user who is convinced a murder has taken place on her estate. But when the local cops refuse to take her seriously, she risks her life to uncover the truth. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the Channel 5 series Blindspot

Investigating a possible murder in Blindspot.

Investigating a possible murder in Blindspot. (Image credit: Channel 5)

Blindspot release date

Blindspot is a four-part drama series that will premiere on Channel 5 from Tuesday July 4 at 9pm with subsequent episodes running at the same time on Wednesday July 5, Thursday July 6 and finishing on Friday July 7. We'll update on any international air dates in 2023 when we hear.

Is there a Blindspot trailer?

Yep Channel 5 has now released a trailer for Blindspot so you can watch Ross Kemp in action as well as newcomer Beth Alsbury. Take a look below...

Blindspot plot

Blindspot follows Hannah Quinn (Beth Alsbury), a disabled woman who monitors the CCTV on a rough estate. One day she notices a man she knows to be a violent criminal lead a woman into a blind spot in the camera coverage and when he emerges again, there’s no sign of the woman who appears to have vanished into thin air. Hannah is convinced she’s been murdered but the apathetic policeman in charge of the case, Tony Warden (Ross Kemp) dismisses her fears. Yet Hannah is determined to find out what really happened in the blind spot and it seems she must put her own life in danger in order to do so. 

Blindspot on Channel 5 is a crime drama with Ross Kemp.

Ross Kemp and Beth Alsbury team up as Tony and Hannah. (Image credit: Channel 5)

Blindspot cast — Ross Kemp on playing Tony Warden 

In Blindspot, Ross Kemp plays the disinterested cop in charge of the investigation.

"Tony’s flawed and has made mistakes. He’s screwed up in his previous position and has been relocated," Ross told us. "Even I didn’t know if he was a good guy or not!| 

Hannah’s determined to prove what she saw and, as she finds herself in some terrifying situations, she’s forced to team up with Tony. "They have a mutual 'pain in the bum' feeling about each other!" explains Ross. "Their relationship is odd and intriguing."

This drama marks Ross’ return to acting after years making documentaries, and he admits he was nervous. "If you’d said, 'You’ve got to go into a prison or start acting again', I'd probably go, 'I'll take the prison!'" laughs Ross. "It was daunting but I enjoyed it!"

* Ross Kemp shot to fame in his long-running role as Grant Mitchell in EastEnders. He also starred in Extras, Spartacus, A Christmas Carol, The Crooked Man and Ultimate Force but has become better known for his hard-hitting documentaries such as Ross Kemp on Gangs, Ross Kemp Living with..., Ross Kemp in Afghanistan and Ross Kemp: Extreme World.

Ross Kemp as Tony Warden.

Ross Kemp as Tony Warden. (Image credit: Channel 5)

Ross Kemp as Grant Mitchell.

Ross Kemp as Grant Mitchell in EastEnders. (Image credit: BBC)

Beth Alsbury on playing Hannah

In Blindspot, Newcomer Beth Alsbury plays wheelchair-user Hannah who sees the crime on CCTV. Beth told us: "I didn’t think I’d see a script like this until maybe 10 years into my career. There were a lot of firsts for me in this, but it’s the perfect role to show what I’m capable of. 

"It was nice Ross was coming to this fresh as well, by returning to acting, so we were there for each other. I grew up sitting on the carpet watching my mum and brother watch EastEnders, so they were ecstatic that he was in this!"

Beth Alsbury playing Hannah in Blindspot.

Beth Alsbury playing Hannah in Blindspot. (Image credit: Channel 5)

Who else is starring in Blindspot? 

Blindspot will have an extensive cast with Crystal Clarke (Sanditon, Black Mirror) playing Hannah's friend Amber, and Sue Vincent (The Madame Blanc Mysteries, Waterloo Road) who is Hannah's cleaner Dolly, while Michelle Bonnard plays Amber’s councillor mum Louisa. Kiran Landa (Coronation Street, Line of Duty, Ackley Bridge) plays Geri. Haylie Jones (Stay Close), Milán Bartha (Moon Knight, Blade Runner 2049) and Lewis Conway (The Forgotten Battle, The Canterville Ghost) will also feature.  

Sue Vincent as Hannah's cleaner Dolly.

Sue Vincent as Hannah's cleaner Dolly. (Image credit: Channel 5)

Nicholas Cannon
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I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.