Fall TV Preview

Quantico Boss Promises Terrorist Reveal By End of Season 1

Quantico‘s protagonist, FBI trainee Alex Parrish (played by Priyanka Chopra), might be stuck on the wrong end of a terrorist plot set-up, but the show’s producers say they won’t toy with their audience.

Not for long, anyhow.

The drama about a group of recruits, one of whom is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11, will reveal who the true villain is by the end of Season 1, executive producer Joshua Safran revealed Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

Meanwhile, each episode’s flashbacks will focus on a different aspect of the young hopefuls’ training. If that format sounds familiar, “I actually did not know the structure of How to Get Away With Murder when I pitched this,” Safran maintained. “It’s a way to tell stories in a modern world.”

Should there be a Season 2, “there will be another event” that propels the action, Safran revealed. “Every season will have its own driving force.”

In the meantime, the FBI will have its hands full with its recruits, who seems to have made the cut into the program despite harboring enough secrets to fill an episode of Pretty Little Liars.

“There have been the hidden spies,” Safran said. “The FBI has a history of that.” Lest you think that makes the agency look bad at their job, the EP noted that “it is a plot for [FBI supervisor] Miranda, who feels like she’s taken her eye off the ball.”

Or perhaps the bosses are actually aware of the dark skeletons? “Are they really secrets?” Chopra mused. “Or are [the recruits] just thinking they are secrets?”

Quantico premieres Sept. 27 at 10/9c on ABC.

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16 Comments
  1. John Davis says:

    I believe I’ll love this show.

  2. Boiler says:

    If they make it that long

  3. Drew says:

    Is there a white Christian character? If so, that is my guess for who the terrorist is.

    • jm says:

      you forgot “straight”

    • Okay Dude says:

      So opressed, these white Christians- always being mistaken for terrorists. Just look at how airport security always treats white Christians as potential terrorists.

      • Drew says:

        It is called a trope. Over the past 15 years or so, every TV writer (who never watches any other shows on TV) thinks that they have come up with a shocking twist by making the terrorists on their show the white Christians. Some probably do it because they don’t want to become targets of actual terrorists, but many genuinely believe that they thought of this first.
        But for the record, airports treat white people like terrorists all the time. And super old people. And tiny babies. The security measures in airports failed about 98% of the time in recent testing. The system is a mess.

        • Okay Dude says:

          That depends less on the religion/ethnicity of the character and a lot more on how they’ve been characterised. If a white Christian is treated as a beningn, guileless character, chances are they’ll be revealed as the terrorist, while a white Christian with an evident sinisterly demeanour would be too obvious. but I suppose you’re right to an extent. It’s probably their mentor at the academy, though.

  4. Kad92 says:

    Is this a limited series or designed to get a back-order for full 22 episodes?

  5. Malik says:

    Can’t wait for this show! Excited to watch Priyanka Chopra, and to see a Hijabi muslim in a lead. Plus I LOVEEE HTGAWM and PLL so for sure I’ll love this haha

  6. Mr. Tran K says:

    Hope Quantico should become a hit in the 10 p.m. Sunday night time slot and Priyanka Chopra is destined to be one of breakout stars of the season.

  7. Drew says:

    That too

  8. mike says:

    so each season there will be a new mole in the fbi? so..its 24 3.0 then? Sounds like another one and done