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.”
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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.