When that comes with great abs, it only creates more dilemma for Shelby and female viewers alike!
When ABC casts the first ever Indian lead in its new TV drama, Quantico is destined to be the talk of the town.
Much of this is because the network has chosen Priyanka Chopra – a top Bollywood actress-singer who has already ventured into the US market.
But PeeCee will not shine as brightly as she does without a team of diverse and experienced cast members.
As plots get more twists and relationships become more heated with each episode, DESIblitz finds out more about 10 key characters in Quantico!
Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra)
Priyanka plays Alex Parrish, a half-Indian half-Caucasian FBI recruit.
Behind her strong façade is a heightened sense of vulnerability and curiosity that breeds from her troubled past with her father.
She is framed for one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the US. She runs for her life and will not stop until she brings the real culprit to justice.
PeeCee once again proves her versatility, like how she skillfully pulls off playing a serial husband killer (7 Khoon Maaf), an autistic girl (Barfi!) and a boxing champion (Mary Kom).
On top of all this, let’s not forget about her singing talents, gorgeous looks and 31 million followers on social media!
Ryan Booth (Jake McLaughlin)
Fellow FBI trainee, Ryan Booth, plays Alex’s romantic interest. They hit it off right from the start (with car sex), but their relationship is anything but trusting.
Under the orders of Special Agent Liam O’Connor, Ryan’s main objective is to spy on Alex.
He opens up about his fractions of his past in order to bring down her guard.
Jake, a former US Army soldier, is also seen in other TV series (In The Valley of Elah, Believe) and big Hollywood productions (Cloverfield, Safe House).
Liam O’Connor (Josh Hopkins)
He trains the recruits. He orchestrates Ryan’s undercover operation. Here is the best part: he falls in love with Alex.
Yet, Liam is ready to put her behind bars and does not so much as flinch when Alex tearfully pleads her innocence.
If you’re familiar with his laid-back character (Grayson) in the sitcom Cougar Town, his complex character in Quantico will come as a welcome surprise.
We’re not saying the original casting choice, Dougray Scott, cannot do an equally amazing job. It’s just really hard not to fall for Josh when he means business!
Miranda Shaw (Aunjanue Ellis)
As Quantico’s first female Assistant Director, Miranda has a lot on her plate and much more she wants to pursue.
She oversees the recruits’ development, while showering them with her golden words of wisdom at times.
Like everyone else, she has her own bags of secrets, one of which is placing a pair of Muslim twin sisters as undercover trainees.
Acclaimed actress, Aunjanue, who has appeared in Oscar-winning films like Ray (2006) and The Help (2011), speaks about her ambition for Quantico.
She says: “The audience is forced to invest in these women in this wonderful way. My prayer is that we capitalise on that and exploit that to the max.”
Shelby Wyatt (Johanna Braddy)
Shelby is Alex’s roommate, who joins the academy to avenge her parents’ death in the 9/11 attacks.
One cannot help but wonder if Shelby has a different agenda behind her beautiful blonde hair and a seemingly sweet and innocent persona.
Her exchanges with Caleb Haas will provide much drama. Hiding secrets from her intelligent roomie may not pan out well either.
Johanna also stars in UnREAL, which has been renewed for a second season.
Simon Asher (Tate Ellington)
Simon Asher is very open about his homosexuality, but highly protective of his past and calculative with his moves.
Simon initially appears to be the most easy-going person in the group – that is, until he gets on the defensive so fast with Elias Harper that we are certain he is no good schoolboy.
Besides, his infatuation with Nimah/Raina Amin is strange at best and unsettling at worst.
Tate has acted alongside Robert Pattinson in Remember Me (2010) and more recently in the sensational biopic, Straight Outta Compton (2015).
Nimah and Raina Amin (Yasmine Al Massri)
Nimah Amin and her ‘evil’ twin, Raina, are one of the most fascinating characters on the show.
Much of this is down to Lebanese actress Yasmine Al Massri, who brilliantly portrays two contrasting personalities.
As Nimah/Raina, she is smart, tough and ambitious. Working closely with Miranda, she cannot afford to lose sight of her mission.
Caleb Haas (Graham Rogers)
This character is perfect for Graham Rogers, one of the youngest actors on set.
Caleb is proud yet immature, funny yet annoying. When that comes with great abs, it only creates more dilemma for Shelby and female viewers alike!
He joins Quantico as a trainee agent, but swaps for an analyst’s desk after a shocking and fatal episode during an interrogation exercise.
Natalie Vasquez (Anabelle Acosta)
This ex-cop may prove to be Alex’s biggest competition – whether it’s at training or personal relationship. She also helps Liam lead the chase for Alex.
The Cuban beauty is rumoured to be dating rapper Wiz Khalifa, who recently divorced model-artist Amber Rose.
She is expected to reprise her role in the HBO series, Ballers, alongside her alleged ex-lover, Dwayne Johnson aka ‘The Rock’.
Elias Harper (Rick Cosnett)
Elias Harper, another gay character in the show, is played by Rick Cosnett – a familiar face for any avid follower of popular TV series The Flash and The Vampire Diaries.
He approaches Simon, only to be turned down with an icy cold response that kills any hope of a friendship, let alone a romantic relationship.
As an analyst and former lawyer, he quickly picks up on all the clues that may expose Simon.
Catch all the action and drama in Quantico every Sunday at 10pm on ABC and every Saturday at 9pm on Star World India.