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Will Netflix or Amazon pick up Quantico Season 4?

Posted by Jamie on November 13, 2018

Quantico was a pretty good thriller that ran on ABC from 2015 until this year. It ran for three seasons and is currently being screened on Netflix. If you’re a fan of the show, you will also know that it was axed after series three with little chance of being resurrected on ABC. But what about other platforms? Will Netflix pick up Quantico? Will Amazon or someone else?

If you didn’t see Quantico, it was pretty good. More than your usual procedural cop show where amazingly complicated cases are solved by a misfit team in less than forty minutes. It had good characters, a decent script, some good set pieces and all the ingredients that should have made it a hit. Plus it had Priyanka Chopra.

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Quantico began well. The storyline for series one began with a classic whodunnit and on paper should have worked much better than it did. A terror attack on New York, Grand Central destroyed and the pool of suspects whittled down to a class of FBI wannabes at Quantico.

To begin with, Priyanka Chopra’s character Alex Parrish is the prime suspect. However from the viewer’s eye, we know it’s her job to find out who did it and the series’ episodes allow the story and the conspiracy to unfold.

Series two Quantico sees another terrorism storyline. This time at the G20 in New York and a hostage situation rather than a bomb. Now undercover and apparently fired by the FBI, Alex Parrish and Ryan Booth have to infiltrate a shadowy organization that is within the FBI. The series unfolds as the two develop their undercover personas and gradually figure out the people behind the group known as Collaborators.

Series three was shorter at only thirteen episodes but tied everything up into a neat package. It seems the writers must have known the end was coming as this series is mainly about rounding the story out and tying up loose ends so everything makes sense. The premise of the final series is that now Alex Parrish has served time in the CIA and is living in Italy. Ryan needs her help rescuing his best friend Shelby.

Cue the cat and mouse between the two and an arms dealer called The Widow. This time we get to see a little more of the world as the two cross countries after The Widow and visit the US, Italy, Europe and Ireland before ending the series for good in a showdown that ties everything very tidily indeed.

So what went wrong?

Why did Quantico end?

Despite some very avid fans, Quantico did not resonate very well with mass audiences. We have seen the terrorism thing done already. We have also had lots of TV shows trying to convince us there are shadowy organizations within other organizations with nefarious goals. Plus, using New York as a backdrop for a terrorist attack was not a good call. Even many years after 9/11, people are still very sensitive to that kind of plotline.

The characters also seemed to fail to make an impact. Priyanka Chopra and the rest of the cast are good actors but if you look at Alex Parrish and Ryan Booth in the first series and again in the last, they hadn’t developed at all. They have experienced lots and have gone through things that would have broken most of us but the characters themselves are still where they were when we first met them.

I think this lack of originality and character development saw the end for Quantico. There are dozens of TV shows about terrorists, dozens more about the FBI and CIA and even more about conspiracies and shadowy organizations. Our appetite is well and truly sated right now it seems. Had Quantico been shown another time when our screens weren’t full of very similar shows, I think it would have done much better.

Likelihood of Netflix picking up Quantico?

I liked the series and wish Netflix would pick it up but I don’t think they will. While some of the shows Netflix have picked up seem dubious, they all have two things in common. There was an existing fanbase who would potentially subscribe to Netflix for their favorite show and there was somewhere to take the show.

Where would Quantico go from here? In the end it wasn’t about Quantico any more. It was about Alex Parrish and Ryan Booth. Unless they go back to Quantico as instructors, there is nowhere for the show to go and nothing new for it to tell us. So unfortunately, in my humble opinion, I don’t think Netflix will pick up Quantico. I doubt other services will either unfortunately.

What do you think? Should Netflix pick up Quantico? Where would you take the story next if it did?

10 thoughts on “Will Netflix or Amazon pick up Quantico Season 4?”

Gigi says:
Loved this show! I would like to see Netflix bring us session 4.
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Lisa m says:
Watched all three seasons on Netflix! LOVED it and i am devastated that it ended the way it did without a season 4. Please pick it up Netflix, I will tell all my friends about it
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Alicia W says:
I binge watched this series and LOVED it. I find it hard to believe that the series doesn’t have a fan base. Yes there are other shows similar but i found Quantico stood out and i really liked the characters. They left so much room to continue the story. Netflix or Hulu should pick this up!
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Erika says:
I loved the series Quantico I sure hope they do next seoson. I watch on Netflix. I got really hooked on the series.
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Carmen Singh says:
We need a Season 4 of Quantico
We miss all the characters
With so many things going on in the world today, there are so many storylines that they can come up with to keep the show going
The chemistry between Alex and Mike was amazing
The show needs to give the fans more realism
FBI agents have real lives, they have real families
We need Ryan awake and back to work
We need to see Alex’s character finally commit to something and someone
We need awesome storylines
And Quantico has a real fan base to follow the show
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Joseph Miller says:
My wife and I love the show. I wish ABC had not dropped it and that NETFLIX would consider to pick it up. Maybe develop the characters in new dimensions if needed
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Jenn Bacon says:
I just finished watching all 3 seasons and loved it! I’m devastated there is no season 4.
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Hocha Sumnyan says:
Quantico SHOULD be continued
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Karnesha says:
I really think there should be a season 4. It was getting so good. I would like to know if Alex and Mike got together. Did Bella come to stay with Alex in New York? Did Alex mother meet Bella and is she happy about being a grandmother. Did Shelby and Ryan start a family? There’s so many questions I have.
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Dorothy Pierre says:
I think we should give Quantico another round. Alex just figured out who she is, Ryan in basically in a coma, Owen and Jocelyn made it offical, Harry matured, etc. So many good things happend in this show and i love every scene. So do i think Quantico should pick up another series? Why not! Miranda turns into the bad guy again. Sebastian Chen is no longer religous and becomed this cold blooded assassin. Shelby is pregnant and cuts the FBI loose to start a REAL family. Alex and Mike are in love raising Bella. Owen is now the president of the FBI. Harry finds love and is a instructer at Quantico. So much can happen in season 4… At least is can can the audience the closure weve been dying for
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