Another action packed Spy series you ask? Buckle up for Citadel – it’s a winner!
Citadel is a new science fiction action thriller television series created by David Weil for Amazon Prime Video, with the Russo brothers acting as executive producers. It stars Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Citadel agents Mason Kane and Nadia Sinh and also features the fabulous Stanley Tucci as the head of the agency.
This non stop thrilling series centers around the global spy agency Citadel which has fallen and the memory of its agents has been erased. Now, the powerful Manticore crime syndicate is filling the power vacuum. Citadel agents must remember their past and find the strength to fight back.
Star Richard Madden said of the plot and his character: “There are multiple characters and multiple storylines that all intertwine, and I personally play a character who is an amnesiac—eight years of his life, he’s basically become a new person. There’s a journey of discovering who he was before the accident happened, and he no longer remembers anything. It’s a clash between the life that he’s been living for eight years, and the life that he used to live. You get to delve into exploring the psyche of dealing with the consequences of things that you’re not aware that you’ve done.”
Priyanka Chopra speaking to WWD talked about Citadel and what we can expect from the show “Then I have the exact opposite of that — a spy show with the Russo brothers for Amazon Prime with Richard Madden and Stanley Tucci. It’s called Citadel and it’s really going to be amazing. It was a lot of work. I have a lot of scars to prove it.”
As of 2023, Citadel was the second most expensive series of all time with a budget of US$300 million. This is largely due to the extensive reshoots which took place with the hiring of David Weil as showrunner
In March 2023, the series was renewed for a second season. The six-episode first season is scheduled to premiere on April 28, 2023, with its first two episodes.
The series will include spinoffs in different countries and languages. The Indian series, starring Varun Dhawan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, will be directed by Raj & DK. The Italian series will be co-produced by Amazon Studios and Cattleya, part of ITV Studios.
You can catch Citadel, now streaming on Prime Video.
Our Bonnie Laufer spoke to star Stanley Tucci, Showrunner David Weil and Executive Producer Joe Russo about this exciting and ambitious new series. All three interviews can be seen in the playlist below.
- Release Date: 4/28/2023