Quantico Season 3 Showrunner Michael Seitzman

Quantico Season 3: Code Black Creator Takes Showrunner Reins

Quantico is calling a Code Black (producer) on Season 3.

Michael Seitzman, who created and serves as showrunner on the CBS medical series, will helm ABC’s spy drama as well, the network has confirmed.

Seitzman will be showrunner and an executive producer on Quantico‘s upcoming third season. He’ll also continue to serve as showrunner/EP at Code Black, which is going into Season 3.

Joshua Safran, who created Quantico, stepped down as showrunner at the end of Season 2; the move coincided with the end of his contract with the network. He will continue as a consultant on the drama.

In addition, ABC confirms that stars Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy and Blair Underwood will return for the third season. No word yet on the fates of series regulars Aunjanue Ellis and Russell Tovey.

Earlier in June, cast members Yasmine Al Massri and Pearl Thusi exited the series as part of what reportedly is a shift that will make the FBI/CIA drama easier to follow.

Seitzman also was the creator of CBS’ Josh Holloway-led series Intelligence.

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  1. Megara says:

    Guess that explains why they’re down a few women of color…

    • RobertaShade says:

      I think they’ll be down in diversity of all kinds…just a hunch. A well educated hunch.

    • The Rookie says:

      I think they will be down of all cast members except Priyanka Chopra. That’s the only way this renewal makes sense, she stars in all 13 eps and all other recur.

  2. Matt C. says:

    Is it normal for a showrunner to run 2 shows at once? Especially when they’re on 2 different networks? I know that executive producers often supervise multiple shows at once (Shonda Rhimes, Dick Wolf, Greg Berlanti, etc), but this seems like a rarity.

  3. Ryan says:

    Lol… because Code Black is SUCH a good show- NOT
    Cancel both of these pieces of crap.

  4. Ray says:

    If there’s a cast cleanup, then please by all means take the dead weight of Blair Underwood with you.

  5. Ray says:

    Seriously ABC, you couldn’t find anyone better than the showrunner of another mediocre drama that is simultaneously in production?

  6. Betsy says:

    The only one I care about on the show is Russell Tovey. Need him to return, or I’m out.

  7. georgee says:

    A part time show runner for Quantico makes sense the numbers in season two are way down. Season 3 only has half the episodes so you only need a part time show runner. For the last two years we all heard of the budget problems ABC has, Nashville had to go, lead from Castle (Stana Katic) had to be let go and this year it was LMS had to go. This should really help the bottom line.

  8. Michele Dalier says:

    Code Black always has diversity. As well as homosexuality. Interracial couples. Oh and Code Black has had 18 episodes each season. And it wasn’t a mid season show.

    • Iris says:

      You’re talking about season 1. No main/regular character was in an interracial or same sex relationship during season 2, which had 16 episodes and not 18. And season 3 is scheduled for mid-season, with an order of 13 episodes.

  9. Nikki Parsons says:

    I’m surprised this show made it to a third season. I tuned out during season two, when every other word spoken was “the terrorists”.