‘Quantico’ Named One of Fall’s Best New Shows

Entertainment Weekly has named Quantico one of the best upcoming shows of the new season:

“It’s the best Shonda Rhimes drama that Shonda Rhimes never touched. Created and produced by Joshua Safran (Smash) with Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy), this soapy thriller follows FBI recruits (Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Tate Ellington, and Graham Rogers) as they train at Virginia’s Quantico base, where they discover that they all have — whisper it with us, now — secrets. One of them ends up masterminding the biggest terrorist attack since 9/11, and Alex (Chopra) is the main suspect, though every recruit seems suspicious. Like any good Shonda­land drama, the pilot features oh-my-God twists, a suspenseful cliff-hanger, and a diverse cast of attractive, hyper-ambitious ­characters who generate enough sexual tension at work to warrant a call to HR. Plus, as a former Miss World who breaks type­casting as an inscrutable agent, Chopra’s bound to be a breakout star.”

I’ve been looking forward to this show since I saw the trailer way back during Upfronts in May.  I’ve never been exposed to Priyanka Chopra’s work before, but she immediately caught my attention with her charm and screen presence.  And with Aunjanue Ellis rounding out the cast as the Director of Quantico, and what looks to be an intriguing plot, I’m so looking forward to this show.

I’ll admit that the Sunday timeslot worries me, but I’ll be crossing my fingers that the show has great premiere numbers and continues to flourish throughout the season.

Quantico premieres on ABC on Sunday, September 27th at 10 pm/EST.

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