The Premise: A diverse group of recruits has 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. “Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, 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. “Quantico” was written by Joshua Safran. Executive producers are Joshua Safran, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Jake Coburn and Robert Sertner. “Quantico” is produced by ABC Studios.
The Premiere Date: Sunday, Sept. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC (CTV in Canada)
The Competition: CSI: CYBER (CBS) and NBC’S NFL FOOTBALL
The Quick Take: Despite an cringe-worthy elevator pitch that screams, “It’s GREY’S ANATOMY meets HOMELAND!” QUANTICO completely works. From the shocking opening scene revealing a terrible 9/11-esque attack to the pilot’s crazy cliffhanger of an ending, QUANTICO played like a roller coaster ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat (or in our case, couch) for the entirity of its forty-four minute run time. Seriously. Complete with all the elements that make a great pilot: Interesting and diverse characters coupled with some solid storytelling and pitch perfect ending, QUANTICO should most certainly be on your list of shows to catch this fall.
The Bottom Line: We’re in for two reasons. (1) We detest football, and (2) should this show be a success, we’re mighty curious what season two and dare we say season three look like!