Priyanka Chopra in Quantico
The upcoming ABC thriller will have Indian movie star Priyanka Chopra as the lead ABC

Quantico will mark Indian movie star Priyanka Chopra's debut in an American TV series. She plays the lead character Alex Parrish, in the ABC thriller.

However, the actress is said to be facing some difficulty in getting her accent right. Fashion and Style claims that her struggle with the language has taken a toll on her acting skills.

"Takes me 3 days to say "Counter Terrorism Task Force" in an American accent" the former Miss World wrote on her Twitter account.

The 33-year-old actress is currently working for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani and is looking forward to adopting the local Maharashtrian accent for her character Kashibai. "Back to kashibai soon too!'m gonna have a BRO-mulgi Accent soon!" she added.

In the TV series, the Mary Kom actress is one among the rookies recruited by the FBI in Virginia. The recruits are under scrutiny as one of them is suspected of masterminding a terrorist attack. Alex runs against time to prove her innocence as well as that of her team's, while trying to uncover the real traitor behind the deadly attack.

The synopsis of the ABC thriller reads as follows: "A Diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11."

The highly anticipated series will air in India almost immediately after its US telecast, on Star World and its HD counterpart. Quantico will premiere on 27 September 2015 right after Marvel's Agents Of Shield.

"Quantico is my first International TV venture and I am truly proud of it. I'm equally excited that the Star Network will showcase Quantico as part of its prime-time line-up on Star World and Star World HD in India, and I couldn't think of a better launchpad in India for my TV debut. Quantico will be available to Indian audiences almost immediately after its US airing," Chopra said in a statement.