Quantico Marcia Cross Preview Season 1

Quantico: 5 Things to Know About Marcia Cross' Big TV Return

Quantico‘s Caleb and Clayton Haas better get themselves in line, because in a few weeks’ time, mama’s coming home.

As previously reported, Desperate HousewivesMarcia Cross soon will debut in the recurring role of Claire, the wife of the FBI Deputy Director and mother of the conflicted recruit.

Casting the primetime vet “was like kismet,” executive producer Joshua Safran tells TVLine. “I’m very grateful that happened.”

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Aside from a few one-off roles, Cross hasn’t done much TV work since Desperate Housewives ended in 2012.

“The role was written for her. The second we came up with Claire, I was like, ‘We have to get Marcia Cross,'” Safran adds.

Read on for five quick facts about Mrs. — we mean, “Senator” — Haas’ arrival (including when it’ll happen).

CLAIRE WAS AN FBI AGENT | From the moment in the pilot that we find out both of Caleb’s parents were G-men, “we wanted to keep broadening out his family,” Safran says. (Caleb’s sister, by the way, also is on the Bureau’s payroll; we may meet her someday.) The Haases “were salt-of-the-earth people… who have now gone up a notch.” Caleb’s clan is a “dynasty,” the EP adds, “but it’s a different kind of dynasty.”

CLAIRE IS NOW A SENATOR | Her position as a power player will help the show look “at how the FBI interacts with the political side of the government,” Safran says.

CLAIRE MAY BE A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME | For those wondering what Quantico will look like “We’re going to use Claire and the emotional ties she has with Caleb and Clayton as a way to broaden our view of the show, so it’s not just about the FBI but also begins to become about politics in general, as well,” Safran previews.

CLAIRE AND SHELBY WILL HAVE WORDS | Caleb’s on-again, off-again love interest and his momma will have plenty of chances to be in each other’s orbits. “There’s a great Shelby-Claire story” that also involves Alex, Safran says.

 CLAIRE WILL FIRST APPEAR… | … in Episode 11, airing Dec. 13.

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6 Comments
  1. Bigdede says:

    Maybe if Caleb didn’t act like an annoying spoiled brat I would care about his character and family. Unless she’s part of the whole bomb thing, I don’t care

  2. LADY_in_MD says:

    I love Marcia Cross looking froward to her being on the show!
    I hope we get some answers to Caleb and whatever he was doing at the end of the last episode… Also I don’t think Miranda’s son stabbed her but maybe he had something to do with the person who did? I don’t know this show has so many twists!!

  3. dan says:

    Marcia Cross will be acting circles around the guy who plays Caleb. It may be uncomfortable to watch! I hope he learns something about voice inflection, emotion, facial expressions and meaningful line readings. He is the weakest part of this show and I find it painful to watch his scenes.

  4. CourtTV says:

    Great casting!

  5. Obviusly she arrives in the winter finale :D

  6. Nikki says:

    This is a very good show I sat and watch all the episodes till I caught up and I wish they would clear Alex and build the show off of that