Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra's debut American TV series "Quantico" will start airing in India almost immediately after its US telecast.
The 33-year-old "Mary Kom" actress will be seen as Alex Parrish, a rookie FBI recruit with a mysterious past, in the ABC thriller. The show will air in India on Star World and its HD counterpart.
'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 prime-time 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," Chopra said in a statement. The actress will be joined by American TV stars including Jake McLaughlin, Tate Ellington, Aunjanue Ellis and Graham Rogers, who play fellow recruits on the show which chronicles their adventures as they train on Quantico base in Virginia, and secrets of their past start to emerge.
"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," Star India official spokesperson said in a statement. "After collaborating with us on incredible movies like 'Fashion', 'Kaminey' and 'Barfi!'...we hope that Priyanka's character in 'Quantico' too, will resonate with television audiences," Amrita Pandey, VP and Head of Marketing and Distribution, Studios, Disney India said in a statement.