Reports were doing rounds that Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico wasn’t going to be renewed for the third season. But PC put them all to rest when she announced that Quantico would have a season 3, except this time, with only 13 episodes.
A source revealed that actual reason why Quantico managed to get renewed.
Quantico along with other serials including Agents of SHIELD, Once Upon a Time and The Goldbergs, agreed to have its license fee trimmed in a bid to cut costs. That was the main reason for its extension. ABC has a full plate this year as apart from the above-mentioned series, as well as Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal and Designated Survivor it has picked up eight more new dramas for the 2017-18.
Hence Quantico 3’s extension is limited to only 13 episodes. But that doesn’t undermine PC’s international fame as a reason for the extension, and a Netflix streaming deal — it has added Quantico and American Crime to its exclusive subscription streaming lineup.