Having taken the world of cinema by storm, the Russo brothers, who directed ‘Avengers: Endgame’, are now about to tackle the world of television. Joe and Anthony Russo have called on Richard Madden (‘Bodyguard’) and Priyanka Chopra Jonas (‘Quantico’) for their new series in development for Amazon.
‘Citadel’, a thriller and spy series will be fully international with local language versions in Mexico, India, and Italy. The project was unveiled by Amazon in July 2018, which announced at the time that the American series “will function as a fire-starter to ignite the creation of multiple original local language and local production series. All of the local series are meant to enhance the entire entertainment experience and will be available for the viewer to deep dive into an imagined layered world.”
No release date has yet been disclosed by Amazon. Joe and Anthony Russo will not only take charge of directing, the duo will also act as executive producers. Amazon Studios will co-produce the Italian version with Cattleya (‘Gomorra’) and the Indian version with Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. (‘The Family Man’).
For Priyanka Chopra Jonas, ‘Citadel’ will mark her return to American television. The actress has not graced small screens in the US since the end of ‘Quantico,’ which launched in 2015 on ABC. The series had three seasons before bidding farewell in August 2018. Since then, the Indian actress has had a number of supporting roles in the cinema, notably in the romantic comedy ‘Isn’t It Romantic,’ released in 2019 on Netflix, and in the drama ‘A Kid Like Jake’ starring Jim Parsons and Claire Danes, released in June 2018 in the United States.
As for Richard Madden, the actor who rose to fame as Robb Stark in the ‘Game of Thrones’ went on to further success in the BBC police-thriller series ‘Bodyguard,’ which won him the 2019 Golden Globe for best actor in a television series drama.
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