Among television dramas, “Quantico” is the new “24.” Tuning in each week to watch Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra attempt to get to the bottom of the terrorist plot unfolding inside the FBI is not for the faint of heart.
Turns out it’s even more harrowing for the actors who make up the show’s ensemble cast.
“[Executive Producer] Josh Safran is on the record as saying the only person that’s safe is Priyanka,” says Lenny Platt, who portrays new agent trainee Drew Perales. “It’s definitely tense when we get our scripts every week.”
“Quantico,” which will wrap up its first season this Sunday at 10 p.m. on ABC, is similar in that way to “Game of Thrones,” with both shows’ plot twists being closely guarded by producers.
“We’re kept in the dark about the process,” he explains. “We get the scripts on Friday and have to shoot in a couple of days.” (And, yes, right up until filming last week’s big reveal they had been left to speculate among themselves about who the terrorist would turn out to be.)