'Quantico' Star Russell Tovey Returns as Series Regular for Season 3

Tovey's Harry Doyle abruptly exited the ABC series during the second season.
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Russell Tovey

Quantico is welcoming back a familiar face when it returns for its rebooted third season.

Russell Tovey, who both joined and exited the ABC series in its second season, is returning to the Priyanka Chopra-starring terror drama as a series regular.

Tovey's Harry Doyle left the series somewhat abruptly, with exiting showrunner Joshua Safran confirming in interviews after his final episode that the show's up-in-the-air moment would serve as Doyle's last. He was last seen with another character holding a gun to his head, with the moment never resolved onscreen. 

Doyle is described as "part Thomas Crown, part grown-up Artful Dodger — and is just as likely to seduce your husband as he is to pick his pocket when it's over."

Quantico is returning for an abbreviated third cycle mid-season, with Code Black creator Michael Seitzman taking over as showrunner from Safran, who remains an executive producer and consultant.

After a surprising third-season renewal, Quantico is returning without original stars Yasmine Al Massri and Pearl Thusi  and has added Marlee Matlin to its ranks. She will play Jocelyn Turner, a former FBI agent who was known at one time to be the best undercover agent but was rendered deaf in the field. The FBI is bringing her back to join a special unit, presumably to be made up of Quantico's returning players.

Original stars Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy and season-two addition Blair Underwood are confirmed to return. Aunjanue Ellis is not expected to return in a full-time capacity.

Tovey's credits include HBO's Looking and BBC's Being Human. He is repped by WME and Independent Talent.