'Quantico' adds Blair Underwood as Season 2 regular

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ABC's Quantico is bulking up for season two.

The FBI thriller has enlisted Blair Underwood as a series regular for its sophomore run, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Underwood will take on the series regular role of Owen Hall. The character is described as having an instant presence — he's charming, direct and comfortable. He is the intelligent and inspirational CIA officer every fledgling operative wishes he or she could learn from. But is he running them, or using them for something else?

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QUANTICO - 'Yes' - It's graduation day for the NATS of Quantico, while, in the future, Alex and her team find themselves head-to-head with the terrorist, on the season finale of 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 15, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Jonathan Wenk/ABC via Getty Images) PRIYANKA CHOPRA
QUANTICO -Right - The NATS are excited that graduation is near as they prepare to leave Quantico and head out into the real world for their new assignments. In the future, Alex learns someone she cared about at Quantico is not who they seemed to be, as she finds herself at the heart of another possible attack, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 8, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Philippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) JOHANNA BRADDY, JANAYA STEPHENS
QUANTICO - 'Drive' - With only a few weeks until graduation, the NATS are dispatched to various field offices where Alex and Ryan find themselves working a case together. Meanwhile, in the future, Shelby and Caleb's relationship takes a turn, and Alex doesn't know who to trust when she discovers new information about the man she loves, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 1 (10:00--11:00 EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via via Getty Images) JAKE MCLAUGHLIN
QUANTICO - 'Yes' - It's graduation day for the NATS of Quantico, while, in the future, Alex and her team find themselves head-to-head with the terrorist, on the season finale of 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 15, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) PRIYANKA CHOPRA
QUANTICO - 'Yes' - It's graduation day for the NATS of Quantico, while, in the future, Alex and her team find themselves head-to-head with the terrorist, on the season finale of 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 15, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) JAKE MCLAUGHLIN, PRIYANKA CHOPRA
QUANTICO - 'Drive' - With only a few weeks until graduation, the NATS are dispatched to various field offices where Alex and Ryan find themselves working a case together. Meanwhile, in the future, Shelby and Caleb's relationship takes a turn, and Alex doesn't know who to trust when she discovers new information about the man she loves, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 1 (10:00--11:00 EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via via Getty Images) PRIYANKA CHOPRA
QUANTICO - 'Yes' - It's graduation day for the NATS of Quantico, while, in the future, Alex and her team find themselves head-to-head with the terrorist, on the season finale of 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 15, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) MARCIA CROSS
QUANTICO - 'Yes' - It's graduation day for the NATS of Quantico, while, in the future, Alex and her team find themselves head-to-head with the terrorist, on the season finale of 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 15, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) JAKE MCLAUGHLIN, JOSH HOPKINS, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, MARCIA CROSS
QUANTICO - 'Yes' - It's graduation day for the NATS of Quantico, while, in the future, Alex and her team find themselves head-to-head with the terrorist, on the season finale of 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 15, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) PRIYANKA CHOPRA
QUANTICO - 'Yes' - It's graduation day for the NATS of Quantico, while, in the future, Alex and her team find themselves head-to-head with the terrorist, on the season finale of 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 15, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) PRIYANKA CHOPRA
QUANTICO - 'Yes' - It's graduation day for the NATS of Quantico, while, in the future, Alex and her team find themselves head-to-head with the terrorist, on the season finale of 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 15, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) JACOB ARTIST
QUANTICO - 'Right' - The NATS are excited that graduation is near as they prepare to leave Quantico and head out into the real world for their new assignments. In the future, Alex learns someone she cared about at Quantico is not who they seemed to be, as she finds herself at the heart of another possible attack, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 8, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Philippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) PETER MICHAEL DILLON, PRIYANKA CHOPRA
QUANTICO - 'Right' - The NATS are excited that graduation is near as they prepare to leave Quantico and head out into the real world for their new assignments. In the future, Alex learns someone she cared about at Quantico is not who they seemed to be, as she finds herself at the heart of another possible attack, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 8, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Philippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) JOHANNA BRADDY
QUANTICO - 'Right' - The NATS are excited that graduation is near as they prepare to leave Quantico and head out into the real world for their new assignments. In the future, Alex learns someone she cared about at Quantico is not who they seemed to be, as she finds herself at the heart of another possible attack, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 8, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Philippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) LI JUN LI
QUANTICO - 'Right' - The NATS are excited that graduation is near as they prepare to leave Quantico and head out into the real world for their new assignments. In the future, Alex learns someone she cared about at Quantico is not who they seemed to be, as she finds herself at the heart of another possible attack, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 8, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Philippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) GRAHAM ROGERS
QUANTICO - 'Right' - The NATS are excited that graduation is near as they prepare to leave Quantico and head out into the real world for their new assignments. In the future, Alex learns someone she cared about at Quantico is not who they seemed to be, as she finds herself at the heart of another possible attack, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 8, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Philippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) LI JUN LI, PRIYANKA CHOPRA
QUANTICO -Right - The NATS are excited that graduation is near as they prepare to leave Quantico and head out into the real world for their new assignments. In the future, Alex learns someone she cared about at Quantico is not who they seemed to be, as she finds herself at the heart of another possible attack, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 8, (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Philippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) TATE ELLINGTON
QUANTICO - 'Drive' - With only a few weeks until graduation, the NATS are dispatched to various field offices where Alex and Ryan find themselves working a case together. Meanwhile, in the future, Shelby and Caleb's relationship takes a turn, and Alex doesn't know who to trust when she discovers new information about the man she loves, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 1 (10:00--11:00 EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via via Getty Images) AUNJANUE ELLIS
QUANTICO - 'Drive' - With only a few weeks until graduation, the NATS are dispatched to various field offices where Alex and Ryan find themselves working a case together. Meanwhile, in the future, Shelby and Caleb's relationship takes a turn, and Alex doesn't know who to trust when she discovers new information about the man she loves, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 1 (10:00--11:00 EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) PRIYANKA CHOPRA, JOHANNA BRADDY
QUANTICO - 'Drive' - With only a few weeks until graduation, the NATS are dispatched to various field offices where Alex and Ryan find themselves working a case together. Meanwhile, in the future, Shelby and Caleb's relationship takes a turn, and Alex doesn't know who to trust when she discovers new information about the man she loves, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, MAY 1 (10:00--11:00 EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Phillippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images) LENNY PLATT
QUANTICO - 'Fast' - It's career day at Quantico as the NATS meet representatives from various FBI branches to help them decide their future paths. In the future, Alex continues to search for the terrorist, and in the process, discovers some familiar faces - including one who knows the terrorist's endgame, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (10:00-11:00 EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Philippe Bosse/ABC via via Getty Images) PRIYANKA CHOPRA, LENNY PLATT
QUANTICO - 'Fast' - It's career day at Quantico as the NATS meet representatives from various FBI branches to help them decide their future paths. In the future, Alex continues to search for the terrorist, and in the process, discovers some familiar faces - including one who knows the terrorist's endgame, on 'Quantico,' SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (10:00-11:00 EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Philippe Bosse/ABC via via Getty Images) LI JUN LI
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"Blair Underwood is the kind of actor you dream of writing for. Be it romantic comedy, dark drama, or high-octane thriller — there is nothing he can't do. We look forward to creating a role that will showcase his huge range and boundless charisma," Quantico creator/executive producer Joshua Safran said.

For Quantico, Underwood becomes the second series regular the Priyanka Chopra starrer has added for its upcoming season. The drama also enlisted Looking grad Russell Tovey to play Harry Doyle, a mysterious character described as part Thomas Crown, part grown-up Artful Dodger.

Repped by ICM Partners and Thruline, Underwood is a two-time Golden Globe nominee who returns to ABC following roles on Agents of SHIELD as well as Dirty Sexy Money. His credits credits include The Good Wife, In Treatment and a recent run on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Quantico returns Sunday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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