Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra (Barfi!) has joined the cast of ABC drama pilot Quantico, executive produced by Mark Gordon, Josh Safran and Nick Pepper. It revolves around a group of young FBI recruits, all with specific reasons for joining, who battle their way through training at the Quantico base in Virginia. One will launch a devastating terrorist attack on the U.S. Chopra will play Alex Weaver, a brilliant but haunted FBI trainee whose past boils to the surface soon after her arrival at Quantico.
Brent Sexton (The Killing) has been cast opposite Paula Patton and Adam Rodriguez in ABC’s drama pilot Runner. Written by Michael Cooney based on the Turkish series Son and directed by Michael Offer, the project from 20th TV and ABC Studios centers on Lauren Marks (Patton), a wife and mother who had believed her husband had died in a plane crash, only to discover him alive, well and traveling with a mysterious woman who uses Lauren’s stolen identity. Thrown into a world of secrets and crime, Lauren finds herself running into Mexican cartels and people from her past she had hoped to forget. Sexton, repped by Greene & Associates and Trademark Talent, will play Simon, brother of Lauren’s husband and a resourceful detective who leads the search for his brother. Sexton next will be seen in a recurring arc on USA series Complications.