When India’s desi girl Priyanka Chopra stars in the ABC Network’s new show, Quantico, you can rest assured that the temperature is about to soar. The sizzling brains with beauty promises to wow us in every frame. Below, you will learn ten facts about Quantico, her new thriller.
Bollywood stars like Nimrat Kaur and Anil Kapoor have already made the presence of Bollywood felt in series like Homeland and 24 respectively—but never before has anyone quite achieved to be featured as a lead for any primetime soap like PeeCee has been in ‘Quantico’.
10 Facts About Quantico
1. Quantico is basically the largest US Marine Corps bases. It is based in Virginia, and is basically the site of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and HMX-1, which in reality, is a helicopter squadron of the US President.
2. Priyanka plays the role of agent Alex Parrish who is half Indian-half Caucasian agent who gets into Quantico, the toughest boot camp of United States. She ultimately becomes an FBI agent and the series has been shot in flashbacks of her memory.
3. It is believed that Priyanka had to push off one of her Bollywood films with none other than her Fashion director Madhur Bhandarkar to complete this show. Turns out, celebrities also have to lose something to get something!
4. Quantico is not based on the 9/11 attacks. It is based on a fictional terrorist attack, which would be termed as the biggest after the WTC attacks. Alex Parrish is framed as the mastermind of the attack and she has to fight out on her own and prove her innocence as the biggies of FBI would turn against her. We also get to see her doing some hot intimate scenes (quite a big deal for a Bollywood actor), but that is a minuscule portion of the entire plot. I seriously hope that Indian viewers don’t blow this out of proportion.
5. The actual mystery of the series revolves around Alex trying to figure out the mastermind of the actual terrorist attacks. There are some hints that someone from the new FBI recruits has a murky past which is somehow connected to the entire plot. He/she is a part of a deadly sleeper cell terrorist groups who are involved in the terror attacks.
6. Hollywood heartthrob Tate Ellington of The Mindy Project also plays as a lead in this show. He plays the role of an FBI Agent Simon Asher who was in the Quantico bootcamp with Alex Parrish during their training sessions.
7. The other significant role for this series is being played Aunjanue Ellis of How to Get Away with Murder fame. She plays Miranda Shaw, the assistant director of the training academy, Quantico.
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8. The show is claimed to be a cross of Grey’s Anatomy and Homeland. It is produced by Mark Gordon and Joshua Safran who had previously created the popular show Gossip Girl. Joshua has also scripted the show while Marc Munden directed the pilot episode.
9. Jake McLaughlin, who had previously starred in JJ Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron’s NBC drama Believe, plays the role of another FBI agent – Ryan Booth. He is also shown as Chopra’s love interest in this series.
10. The first episode aired this Fall, September 27, 2015 in the US primetime to mostly positive reception. Quantico, that replaced Revenge (IMDb: 8.0), has been rated 7.4 at IMDb. For her role in Quantico, Priyanka Chopra has already won the 2016’s People Choice Awards for the Favorite Actress In A New TV Series!
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