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Quantico – thriller series with crime, suspense & drama

by | 15th, November 2015


Acclaimed US drama heading to UK screens

New crime thriller series Quantico has launched in the US, and received 12.15 million views on its opening night. After the pilot aired on Sep 27, 2015, with a strong positive reaction, ABC commissioned a full series of 16 episodes. The show has quickly gained an international following, with stations in India and Australia ordering the series for itself. Now, UK viewers can get in on the action with the news that Alibi has acquired the rights to show Quantico over here. Joining Severn Network and STAR World India in embracing this new US drama, Alibi plans to start screening the show as soon as the schedule allows.

The new show in town: why Quantico has everyone talking

It’s been several years since a good crime drama caught the international world’s attention, but Quantico is gripping viewers in the US and across the pond. There’s something for everyone, from action-packed escapes and explosions to subtle plot clues, complicated characters and emotionally-charged interactions. If you love crime drama like CSI that packs a visual punch or if you like the gritty, dark feel of shows like 24, Quantico has plenty to offer you.

Billed by many as ‘Greys Anatomy meets Homeland’, the series focuses on  a group of FBI recruits in the events leading up to their graduation. When the protagonist Alex Parrish gets caught up in a terror attack in New York City, the plot takes an unexpected turn and she finds herself a suspect in the case. Framed by her academy, Parrish is arrested when a colleague is discovered dead at her apartment. Escaping custody with the support of her FBI mentor and some supportive colleagues, the rookie officer sets out to clear her name and solve the true story behind the terror plot. Using a flashback narrative, viewers are invited to unpick the mystery themselves while the series unfolds.

A great cast and strong story attracting plenty of new viewers

Starring Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, the show also features Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin and Aunjanue Ellis. The glossy Hollywood feel and slick, sexy dialogue makes Quantico a compelling watch, and the mysterious storyline is sure to keep viewers gripped right until the end. Quantico has scored highly with securing Chopra in the lead role – she’s a Bollywood legend with a strong career behind her. The rest of the well-recognised cast supports her and lets her shine, and the show is notable for its high amount of strong female characters. Josh Safran’s work is sleek, modern and challenging, and the themes carried through Quantico are those affecting the international world on a daily basis. Relevant, gripping, sexy and cool: this is the FBI thriller that we’ve all been waiting for.

If you’re a fan of gritty crime dramas, you’re sure to love Quantico. It has been a hit with critics, gaining an 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and getting a 7.5 star average score from IMBD users. That’s a great response for a new drama, and after seeing the first episode it’s clear to see why people are loving it. The responses so far suggest that viewers love the characters and are keen to see how the story pans out over the coming weeks. If the ratings and demand continues, we might see a second season commissioned before too long. Watch this space for more information.

Finding out how you can watch Quantico today

Available through Alibi for UK viewers, you’ll need to check if your media carrier offers the channel if you want to watch. You can find amazing offers and deals on television packages at VoucherBin, allowing you to see more of the shows you love. Don’t miss out on this great new series: get yourself signed up today. There’s more action-filled episodes just around the corner, and you want to be at the heart of the drama. Make sure you see Quantico – it’s not to be missed!

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