After a 3-month hiatus, “Quantico” finally returns to screens to face this year’s biggest mysteries on television.
The mid-season break ended with many loose ends unanswered including; “Did Elias act alone?” “What is Caleb’s involvement?” “Why was Alex framed?” “What happened between Alex and Liam on New Year’s Eve?”
The complex personal relationships set against the larger operation that is the FBI have seen this series become a ratings success in the US and across Asia on AXN.
The provocative new show launched on AXN in September 2015 with Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra debuting in Hollywood as FBI Agent Alex Parish. The premiere was the highest rating program of the day on English Pay TV channels and the most watched series premiere on English GE channels in the past 12 months in Malaysia and Singapore.
The mid-season finale literally ended with a bang when a bomb explodes under the FBI command centre potentially killing off some of the most prominent characters.
But fans will have to wait to find out who survived the blast as this is not initially answered in the mid-season premiere. The gripping story is written through a series of time jumps from flashbacks to the past and true to form, the premiere is set 3 months after the 2nd deadly blast.
The show’s greatest asset, Priyanka Chopra, combines beauty with talent and mainstream appeal. Her decision to tackle the American market via television was a risk given she is one of the most in demand film actresses in India. But Chopra has firmly established herself on the international stage and recently created history, winning a People’s Choice Award for her role in “Quantico”; the first South Asian actress to bag the coveted award.
In fact, “Quantico” creator-showrunner Josh Safran has told Variety that Priyanka and her character are in for a wild ride for the rest of this season and next season.
Season one of Quantico will return on AXN (Astro Ch701) and AXN HD (Astro B.yond Ch721), on 7th March 2016 at 10pm within 12 hours of its US telecast, first and exclusively on AXN.