Well, that’s wrap on the dream casting of Priyanka Chopra as Kerry Washington’s foil on Scandal!
Seriously though, when The Aerogram contributor Farah Naz Khan dropped us a tip that Chopra is going to head up Quantico, a new drama in development at ABC, I was floored.
A full description of what to expect on the show, which is being helmed by Josh Safran — a.k.a the executive producer of Gossip Girl, from Variety:
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been cast as the female lead in ABC pilot Quantico. The series revolves around FBI recruits who go through training at Quantico, Va. She will start alongside Jake McLaughlin.
Chopra plays an agent whose past resurfaces soon after she arrives at the training camp in the series penned and exec produced by Josh Safran.
More noteworthy is some added speculation that Chopra’s role will decidedly be non-desi; she’ll be playing the character of an FBI trainee named Alex Weaver who is troubled with a haunted past. Chills!
Filming has begun on the Quantico pilot in Atlanta.