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Star World to showcase Priyanka Chopra-starrer international TV series ‘Quantico’
MUMBAI: Star World and Star World HD will bring Priyanka Chopra’s debut international television series ‘Quantico’ to India.
Produced by ABC Studios, the television production division of Disney–ABC Television Group, the show has already got buzz and popularity across the globe since its first teaser.
Star India official spokesperson said, “Star World is synonymous to setting benchmarks in the English entertainment category and bringing the newest and most popular International shows to India. Staying true to our ethos, it gives us great pleasure to present ‘Quantico’, a landmark series for India in recent times. This is a first for Bollywood as well as for India where an A-List actor like Chopra is playing a lead in an international TV series. There is a lot of chatter and excitement in the country for this show and we are thrilled that Star World will give this magnum-opus show an imposing launch platform that it rightly deserves.”
Chopra said, “’Quantico’ is my first international TV venture and I am truly proud of it. I’m equally excited that the Star Network will showcase ‘Quantico’ as part of its primetime line-up on Star World and Star World HD in India, and I couldn’t think of a better launchpad in India for my TV debut.”
‘Quantico’ will be available to Indian audiences almost immediately after its US airing.
“Audience response to our first trailer has been fantastic and I am looking forward to working with the Star TV team to create a memorable launch campaign for the show. Being part of a major TV show like this has been a whole new experience for me. I’m looking forward to a weekly date with viewers from across the world, and I hope this is just the beginning of a long lasting relationship with Star Network,” she added.
Chopra is set to play Alex Parrish, a rookie FBI recruit with a mysterious past. She will be joined by American TV stars like Jake McLaughlin, Tate Ellington and Graham Rogers, who all play fellow recruits. Aunjanue Ellis is cast as Miranda Shaw, the assistant director of the FBI Academy.
The show will narrate their adventures and experiences as they train on Quantico base in Virginia, and secrets of their past start to emerge.
“Quantico is one of the most exciting shows in ABC Studio’s portfolio this year. We are happy for the show to be on Star’s network and this is a great addition to our existing shows on Star like ‘Castle’, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ and ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ We are really happy to extend our long standing association with Chopra from celluloid to a global TV show. After collaborating with us on incredible movies like ‘Fashion’, ‘Kaminey’ and ‘Barfi!’, in which she played remarkable characters, we hope that Priyanka’s character in ‘Quantico’ too will resonate with television audiences,” said Disney India VP and head of marketing and Distribution, Studios Amrita Pandey.
Slated to launch in the fall of 2015, ‘Quantico’ will be the first American show to have an Indian-national playing the lead role.