Don’t we all just love a series driven by conspiracy, cover-ups and set ups so twisted that you cannot even guess who the mastermind is? They tend to keep you at the edge of your seat and you cannot wait for the next episode to air because of the cliffhanger of the previous episode. Well if you love conspiracy then Quantico is just the series for you because it delivers on all fronts in addition to high powered action, suspicion, mystery, romance and government justice flaws through a talented ensemble of actors and actresses, including Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Tate Ellington, Graham Rodgers and Annabelle Acosta.
The series follows the lives of several FBI recruits from all walks of life at the Quantico academy which is “the toughest boot camp and grad school all rolled into one”. The series splits between their time at the academy and the time after what is deemed to be the “most devastating attack on American soil after 9/11”. All the recruits seem to be hiding something detrimental from their pasts and these secrets are unwrapped one by one throughout the episodes. Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) is the smartest trainee on campus who seems to have strong instincts and good detective skills required for an FBI agent.
Her life however takes a turn for the worst when she is set up for the attack on Grand Central Station. Her trainer at the academy Miranda (Aunjanue Ellis) helps her escape custody in order to find out who framed her for the bombing, while her former classmates hunt her down, believing her to be the mastermind of the attack. The series also has some interesting subplots of the other academy trainees and their instructors which makes the series an interesting watch.
It also delivers on humor and some light hearted moments in between the action and tension. I for one cannot wait for its midseason premiere in March. Quantico is created by Joshua Safran and produced by Barabra D’Alessandro, mark Gordon, Robert Sertner and Nicholas pepper. It is aired and distributed by the ABC network and Disney – ABC Domestic Television respectively. Each episode has an average running time of 43 minutes; so far 12 episodes have been aired. It has also been renewed for a second season.