Quantico is currently in the middle of its second season, but what about season three? Showrunner Josh Safran recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the ABC TV series.
The drama follows Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra), a former FBI agent who now works for the CIA. The cast also includes Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey, and Blair Underwood.
ABC has not yet announced whether Quantico will return for a third season or not. Currently, season two isn’t performing all that well in the ratings. So far, the season is averaging a .73 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.822 million viewers. For comparison, season one earned average rating of 1.24 in the 18-49 demo and 4.34 million viewers.
Speaking to THR, Safran mentioned the ratings are not on his radar:
Honestly, the ratings are kind of off my radar, which is a refreshing and new thing. We’re not moving the needle with this. I’ll never understand why, when so many people have DVR boxes, we are still relying on something else to tell us what people are watching. Regardless, the show will either come back or it won’t. I highly doubt we’re going to double in the ratings and I also highly doubt we’re going to lose half of our audience. I’m blissfully ignorant and just keeping my head down trying to make the show as strong as possible.”
Later, the showrunner revealed that Quantico‘s season two finale will offer closure if the show is cancelled:
The ultimate reveal of where the show is leading by the end is something that has never happened before in the world, but it is not outside the realm of possibility. It’s more of where we believe the American political landscape could go, as opposed to where exactly it is going. The end of the season doesn’t end in terrorism and bombs, it actually ends in the world of politics. Not all of the characters may be there and it’s a bit of a potentially new world at the end, so hopefully if we get a third season, we’ll see what happens.”
What do you think? Do you watch Quantico? Do you think ABC should renew or cancel the series?