Just a few weeks into its first season and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra’s maiden international television show Quantico, has run into a legal mess. According to a lawsuit filed against producer Mark Gordon, the idea for the American investigative series has been lifted from a 1999 documentary that aired on channel CNN.
Filmmakers Jamie Hellman and Barbara Leibovitz Hellman and business executive Paula Paizes filed a complaint on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court stating that Gordon took the show’s premise from their documentary ‘Quantico: The Making Of An FBI Agent’.
The complaint further said that Paizes and Gordon formed a business relationship in 2001, which is when she introduced him to the filmmakers. According to the complainants, “Quantico Project” was initially discussed as a movie, with a storyline that “included a conspiracy inside the FBI Academy.”