The winds of change continue to whip through Quantico.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Pearl Thusi — who joined the ABC drama last fall as a series regular — will not be returning for Season 3. Thusi’s exit comes on the heels of news that original cast member Yasmine Al Massri has also exited the series.
A source tells me that both departures are part of a creative overhaul currently underway at Quantico, which is in the midst of a leadership change; series creator Joshua Safran has stepped down as showrunner and a replacement is expected to be announced soon.
Thusi’s character — driven, disciplined, type-A lawyer Dayana Mampasi — was introduced at the start of Season 2.
The South African actress’ most notable stateside role prior to Quantico was a guest stint on HBO’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.