TV show Quantico to tackle Trump instead of terrorism

Quantico season two returned this week internationally and in India. The show airs in India on Star World and Star World HD, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

The new season ‘Quantico’ in which Priyanka Chopra is starring, will deal with US President Donald Trump’s immigration policy and ‘Muslim registry’ instead of terrorism, revealed show runner Josh Safran.

Asked as to whether there were too many shows tackling Trump on TV, Safran insisted, “We’re not special. If it’s a time of good prosperity, often we don’t look to politics to writing about, but rather about different times or period of strife in people’s lives.”

He added, “But when there’s political upheaval or unrest in the county, artists tend to skew towards politics relating to people. That’s why you’re seeing so many shows turning in that direction.”

Safran revealed it is liberating to not have to invent so many stories and villains since the real world is providing the material. But he notes one important distinction.

“I look to The Good Fight and their recent episode about the shelved SVU episode about Trump – they took something very specific and turned that into a story,” Safran said. “Instead of doing an over-arching, ‘We’re going to do Trump’, we’re looking at specific things, like fake news and the Muslim registry.”

While Safran is grateful to be working on a show where he is able to tackle real life happenings head-on, he says it’s “probably unlikely” that a lot of Trump supporters are tuning into Quantico.

“It’s a show about inclusion and where the women have what would have been typically male roles. It’s all about people of colour working together to do what’s right,” Safran added. “We believe in women in power and everyone’s equal and freedom for all. We don’t exactly stand for Trumpian instincts by our very nature.”



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