Casting news on a new drama project that’s in the works at ABC appears to break new ground. Variety reports that Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra will play the female lead in “Quantico.”
Chopra will star opposite Jake McLaughlin in the project about FBI recruits in training at Quantico, Va.
“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,” Variety reports.
The piece notes that Chopra, who will become the first Bollywood actress to star in an ABC pilot, will continue her work in Bollywood productions.