Looks like the freshman whodunit series featuring Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra will be sticking around a bit longer. ABC has ordered six additional episodes of the hit series Quantico, bringing it to 19 episodes with the possibility of more at a later date.
Quantico is ABC’s first freshman drama to receive a full-season order and follows NBC’s Blindspot which received its back-nine earlier last week. The FBI thriller series drew 7.1 million viewers during the premiere with a 1.9 rating and snagged 5.7 million viewers and a 1.6 rating during this past Sunday’s episode, doubling its lead in from Blood & Oil. It’s now Sunday’s #1 scripted broadcast show, tying with Once Upon a Time.
Quantico follows a diverse group of recruits that have arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
The series also stars Josh Hopkins as Liam O’Connor, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw, Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, Tate Ellington as Simon Asher, Graham Rogers as Caleb Haas and Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah Amin.
The freshman drama was written by Joshua Safran. Executive producers are Joshua Safran, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Jake Coburn and Robert Sertner and is produced by ABC Studios.
Are you tuning into Quantico? What do you think so far?