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Blair Underwood returns in ‘Quantico’

April 24, 2018 GMT

Blair Underwood, winner of a Grammy, a Daytime Emmy, and five NAACP Image Awards, returns as Owen Hall in the season premiere of “Quantico,” airing at 10 p.m., Thursday, on ABC.

Academy Award winner Marlee Maitlin and Alan Powell join the cast as a new black-ops team taking on explosive cases each week.

Priyanka Chopra stars as Alex Parrish in “Quantico,” which focuses on the lives of young FBI recruits training at the Quantico base in Virginia, when one of them is suspected of being a sleeper terrorist. In 2016, Chopra won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series. Created by Josh Safran, the show returns for its third season.

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According to the network, in the season premiere titled “The Conscience Code,” it’s been three years since American hero Alex Parrish has had to navigate the dangerous waters of the Central Intelligence Agency and put her life on the line for her country. She has been living a peaceful, anonymous life somewhere in Italy. However, Alex is forced to abandon this idyllic existence when Ryan (Jake McLaughlin) persuades her to help him rescue Shelby (Johanna Braddy) from a notorious international arms dealer known only as “The Widow,” who is holding her hostage — and in exchange for her release she demands something that only Alex can provide.

Ryan and Alex recruit Owen (Underwood) and Harry (Russell Tovey) to help rescue their friend and defeat the villain. To help the cause, Owen brings in former agent Jocelyn Turner (Maitlin), who has her own dark past with The Widow. A whole new future lies ahead for this team when they agree to work together as an elite black-ops task force. Aunjanue Ellis appears as Miranda Shaw in the series.

Underwood, a fan favorite who appeared in the feature films “Krush Groove,” “Set It Off,” “Deep Impact” and “Something New,” as well as in “L.A. Law,” “Sex and the City,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on the small screen, joined the cast of “Quantico” in 2016. He recently finished production on the film projects “Juanita” and “The After Party.”