Marlee Matlin Joins ‘Quantico’ Amid Cast Shakeup

ABC drama’s showrunner and several cast members have exited ahead of Season 3

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Marlee Matlin will be part of the new look for ABC’s “Quantico.”

The actress is joining the Priyanka Chopra-led ABC thriller ahead of Season 3 and will play former FBI agent Jocelyn Tuner, who lost her hearing in an explosion.

This reunites Matlin with “Quantico” showrunner Michael Seitzman, who was the head writer of CBS’ “Code Black” when Matlin guest-starred during its second season.

“I’m so honored to be joining the cast of @QuanticoTV & working once again with @michaelseitzman,” the actress tweeted on Monday.

Seitzman replaces Joshua Safran, who created “Quantico” and stepped down as showrunner after Season 2. Co-stars Yasmine Al Massri and Pearl Thusi also will not be returning.

“Quantico” was picked up in May for a 13-episode Season 3 and does not currently have a premiere date. It stars Chopra as Alex Parrish and centers on FBI recruits learning the ropes at the bureau’s academy. 

Matlin has  had recurring roles on such series as “Switched at Birth,” “The L Word” and “My Name Is Earl.” She is the only deaf performer to win an Oscar, which she nabbed for her role in 1986’s “Children of a Lesser God.”