NBC renews Blindspot for season 3, but how many episodes?

NBC has renewed its Jaimie Alexander thriller Blindspot for Season 3, ahead of the show’s season 2 finale. But the details of the renewal are a mystery.

Fans of NBC‘s Blindspot can stop holding their breath, as the network announced via Twitter on Wednesday that the series has been renewed for season 3 — but fittingly, the details of the new season are proving elusive.

The renewal announcement didn’t give any further information than that Blindspot will be back, leaving fans to guess at how many episodes will be in season 3 and who will be a part of it.

But it’s still good news for the show, which was long rumored to be “on the bubble” after a move to Wednesdays at 8 p.m. softened its formerly strong ratings.

Blindspot also underwent several creative changes in season 2, introducing new recurring cast members Luke Mitchell, Michelle Hurd and Archie Panjabi while saying goodbye to original series regular Ukweli Roach (Dr. Borden). Panjabi also completed her arc earlier this season.

Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Ashley Johnson, Audrey Esparza and Rob Brown are all still starring and hopefully won’t be going anywhere.

Yet what season 3 of Blindspot will look like is anyone’s guess. The show has two more episodes left in season 2, airing tonight and on May 17. That’s plenty of time for more characters to exit or to be introduced, or for another game-changing twist like the end of season 1.

And not knowing how many episodes will be in the new season or where it will land on NBC’s schedule is the big mystery. There’s no denying that the move to Wednesdays, away from the protection of The Voice and airing two hours earlier contributed at least in part to Blindspot‘s ratings decline. Will NBC try to move it to another new time slot?

Will the series get the traditional 13-episode order with an option for the back nine, or a full 22 or 23 episodes? That, too, is important considering that Blindspot works with a carefully planned out mythology. The number of episodes would obviously affect how the story for season 3 is shaped.

But at least Jane Doe and her FBI team will live to fight another day. That’s a start, and the rest of the Blindspot mystery we can unravel later — oddly fitting for a TV show that’s always kept us guessing.

Are you excited that Blindspot has been renewed for season 3? What are you hoping for from the new season? Leave your thoughts on Wednesday’s news in the comments and watch the next episode tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC.