The show revolves around a group of FBI recruits who battle their way through training at the Quantico base in Virginia. Ellis will play the character of Miranda, the base’s director, who oversees the training of all new enlistees.
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Keke Palmer’s new film, Pimp, which we first told you about in 2015, is finally on the verge of being seen. And while the independent project still doesn’t have an official release date, the producers are hoping the drama’s star power, which includes rapper DMX and actresses Aunjanue Ellis (Quantico + Sleepy Hollow) and Vanessa Morgan (Riverdale + Finding Carter), will help them secure a distribution deal.
While I haven’t had a lot of time to watch television lately, I have made it a point to try and keep up with a few new fall shows. High on my list was Chicago Med, which co-stars former America’s Next Top Model contestant Yaya DaCosta.
Hospital and procedural type shows usually aren’t my thing, but because DaCosta was being promoted as the show’s female lead, I decided to tune in to show my support. I did the same thing a few years ago with Sleepy Hollow, and was pleasantly surprised at how much I actually like the show.
Remember earlier this year when we were inundated on an almost daily basis with news of black actress after black actress being picked to lead or co-lead new shows this fall season? Well, now that promo for many of those shows have kicked off, I am starting to see a disturbing trend.
Back in May networks held their Upfront events where they attempt to convince advertisers to support their shows. It was then we got our first look at Quantico, a new police drama from ABC. The Hollywood Reporter, and many other sites, reported Aunjanue Ellis as having landed the Female Lead. However, one look at Quantico’s trailer shows that to be absolutely false.