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Star World, Star World HD to premiere Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Quantico’ in India

The American TV series is slated to hit screens in the US this fall. Star Network will be launching the series in India soon after its TV premiere in the US

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | August 20, 2015

Quantico

Star World and Star World HD will be premiering Priyanka Chopra’s debut international television series, ‘Quantico’, in India. The American TV series is slated to hit screens in the US this fall. Star Network will be launching the series in India soon after its TV premiere in the US.

‘Quantico’, produced by ABC Studios, the television production division of Disney-ABC Television Group, marks the international debut of Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who plays the protagonist.

Commenting on the development, Star India official spokesperson said, “Star World is synonymous with 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 Priyanka Chopra is playing a lead in an international TV series. We are thrilled that Star World will give this magnum-opus show an imposing launch platform that it rightly deserves.”

Amrita Pandey, VP and Head of Marketing and Distribution, Studios, Disney India, added here, “‘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 Priyanka Chopra from celluloid to a global TV show. After collaborating with us on 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.”

Priyanka 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.

Priyanka commented, “‘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 launch pad in India for my TV debut. What makes it even more special for me is that it will be real-time… ‘Quantico’ will be available to Indian audiences almost immediately after its US airing.”

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