Deadline reports Pearl Thusi has landed a series regular role in season two of the Quantico TV show on ABC. A veteran of the South African reality series, Tropika Island of Treasure, Thusi appeared in a 2009 episode of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency which was cancelled after one season on HBO.
On Quantico, Thusi will play Attorney Dayana Mampasi. She joins Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Blair Underwood, and Russell Tovey in the FBI Academy/terrorism drama.
Here is more, from Deadline:
Thusi will play Dayana Mampasi, a driven, disciplined, type-A lawyer. After graduating top of her class at Harvard, she worked at an NGO for two years before joining her parents’ Boston firm. But though she seems to have it all, Dayana struggles to fit in. […]
Durban-born Thusi has appeared on numerous TV shows in her native South Africa, including Zone 14, Soul City, Rhythm City, Family Bonds, Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and iCrew. She had lead roles on long-running South African soap opera Tsidingo, as well as feature Kalushi – The Solomon Mhlangu Story.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of this new character? Do you plan to watch the second season of the Quantico TV series on ABC?