Not part of season 3 are Yasmine Al Massri and Pearl Thusi, as well as two Season 2 series regulars, original cast member Aunjanue Ellis and Russell Tovey. There have been some reports of these characters returning for one-off appearances or cameos, but little will likely be known or confirmed until closer to air time.

Seitzman is taking on executive producer/showrunner duties for Quantico, but is said to be working in the same capacity on his CBS medical drama series Code Black.

Both Quantico and Code Black have 13-episode midseason orders, which would allow Seitzman to easier juggle the shows, both from ABC Studios where he is under an overall deal.

Production on Quantico will remain in New York, with the writers room moving to Los Angeles where Code Black is also based.

Quantico, from ABC Studios and producer Mark Gordon, got off to a hot start when it debuted in fall 2015, breaking delayed viewing lift records. The series started to lose momentum in the second half of its first season. A Season 2 reboot did little to stem the ratings declines.

Chopra, as its lead, and has been a strong international seller for ABC Studios, which helped its Season 3 renewal.