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Priyanka Chopra’s ABC drama thriller, “Quantico,” will be back for its third season April 26. (Priyanka Chopra/Twitter photo)

Priyanka Chopra’s fans are having a hard time keeping calm ever since ABC and the actress announced the date for the premiere of the third season of “Quantico.”

The Indian actress, who headlines the ABC series as the FBI recruit-turned-CIA agent Alex Parrish, shared a poster on Twitter Jan. 9 with her fans that read: “Alex Parrish is back with Quantico Season 3.” Chopra captioned the photo as: “And She’s back...Can’t wait to share this with you! #April26 #QuanticoSeason3 #TheReturnOfAlexParrish.”

In the new season, it’s been three years since American hero 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 (Blair 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 (Marlee Matlin), 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.

The thrilling, heart-stopping adventures continue April 26 at 10/9c.

Speaking about her journey in films at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chopra said: “When the opportunity came my way (to work in America), I saw it as an opportunity to break the ceiling for actors that look like me. Once I was asked not to be a part of a cast because I was too ethnic... I didn’t realize how hard it was until I came to North America.”

The 35-year-old actor, who has won two People’s Choice Awards for her powerful on-screen demeanor in “Quantico,” told India-West in an earlier interview that she didn’t take up the series to “prove a point,” and that she was always “looking for good work” in India or abroad.

“The reason I decided to do a talent deal with ABC instead of just signing a show is because I wanted to make sure I wasn’t put into a box,” Chopra explained to India-West. “And that’s what I did differently. I am who I am. I am an actor first and it’s my job to be more than what I look like. I want to create characters and play characters and that’s been my choices in Indian films as well, and it will always continue to be my choices wherever I continue to be in the world.” (Read the full interview here: http://bit.ly/2rVbJlP)

Chopra, who was on Forbes’ annual Top 10 highest-paid TV actresses list in 2017, is not resting on her laurels. She has two big Hollywood releases lined up, one of which, “A Kid Like Jake,” is set to have its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Though she is yet to announce her next Bollywood project, news is that Chopra has been in talks with several filmmakers to etch out a role for herself. In the meantime, the businesswoman and philanthropist has begun work on her second Marathi production, titled, “Firebrand,” being directed by Arunaraje Patil.

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