Quantico is an American drama thriller television series that originally aired on the ABC network, from Sunday nights starting on September 27, 2015. It was created and executive produced by Joshua Safran. The first season ended on May 15, 2016. The second season premiered on September 25, 2016. From the mid-season premiere of the second season onward, the show moved to Monday nights. The second season ended on May 15, 2017.
On May 15, 2017, ABC announced that the network renewed Quantico for a third season, which is set to consist of 13 episodes. The season is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10 pm. As part of the renewal process, it was revealed that Joshua Safran will exit from his role as the primary showrunner of the series. On June 21, 2017, it was announced that Michael Seitzman was cast as the new showrunner for the series.
On September 17, 2014, ABC announced the network had bought the original concept for the drama series written by Joshua Safran and produced by Mark Gordon Company, described as Grey's Anatomy meets Homeland. ABC ordered the pilot on January 23, 2015 for the 2015–16 television season. The pilot episode was filmed in Atlanta and directed by Marc Munden. On May 7, 2015, ABC picked up the pilot to series with an order of 13 episodes. ABC picked up the show for a full season on October 13, 2015, with an additional six episodes, increasing the episode count to 19 and in November to 22 episodes. On March 3, 2016, ABC announced that Quantico had been renewed for a second season, which premiered on September 25, 2016. On May 15, 2017, ABC announced that Quantico had been renewed for a third season.
The pilot episode was filmed in Atlanta, with the series moving to film episodes after the pilot to Quebec, specifically the Montreal area in late summer 2015, using settings within downtown Montreal and Sherbrooke to stand in for New York and Quantico, respectively. Multiple scenes of the Quantico Academy were taken at the campus of the Université de Sherbrooke. Production of the first 13 episodes began on July 20, 2015 and ended on December 17, 2015. Production on season one continued in Montreal through to the season finale. On April 22, 2016, The New York Times reported that the production of the show would be moving to New York City for the second season. Joshua Safran mentioned that the reason for the move was because the following season was going to have its major plots focused in New York. Filming for the second season started on July 13, 2016. This information was confirmed by Priyanka Chopra. The filming production for the second season concluded on March 2017.
For the third season, the show retained its production in New York. However, the writers’ room moved from New York to Los Angeles prior to filming. Filming for the third season started on October 10, 2017. This information was confirmed by Priyanka Chopra.
Cast and characters
|Priyanka Chopra||Alex Parrish|| |
|Jake McLaughlin||Ryan Booth|| |
|Aunjanue Ellis||Miranda Shaw|| |
|Yasmine Al Massri|| Nimah Amin|
|Johanna Braddy||Shelby Wyatt|| |
|Josh Hopkins||Liam O'Connor|| |
|Tate Ellington||Simon Asher|| |
|Graham Rogers||Caleb Haas|| || |
|Anabelle Acosta||Natalie Vasquez|| |
|Russell Tovey||Harry Doyle|| |
|Blair Underwood||Owen Hall|| |
|Pearl Thusi||Dayana Mampasi|| |
|Marlee Matlin||Jocelyn Turner|| |
|Alan Powell||Mike McQuigg|| |
- In the first season, the episode titles were the last word mentioned by a character at the end of each episode.
- In the second season, the episode titles are CIA cryptonyms.