Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan will be the lead talent of the Indian installment of the Citadel universe, the ground breaking global-event series from Prime Video and Russo Brothers’ AGBO. The local Original spy series which starts filming in January 2023, will premiere on Prime Video. The untitled Citadel series will be led by the creator duo Raj & DK (Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK).
We are super excited to begin production on the Indian chapter.
Gaurav Gandhi, Vice President of Prime Video India, said the Citadel universe is an innovative and ambitious approach to storytelling. “We are super excited to begin production on the Indian chapter. With this project, we are building on our mission of borderless entertainment to produce local Original content that can be enjoyed by audiences across the world,” he said.
As previously announced, Richard Madden (from the British series Bodyguard) and Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Quantico) will star in the first-to-launch series within the Citadel universe, which comes from the Russo Brothers’ AGBO along with David Weil (Hunters) and is set to premiere in 2023. Alongside Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the first-to-launch Citadel series will also feature Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games saga). Additional local-language Citadel productions are also in the works, including an Italian Original series starring Matilda De Angelis (The Undoing).
The Indian installment of Citadel marks Varun Dhawan’s streaming debut. “Citadel is an exceptionally ambitious and exciting franchise, and to be part of this magnificent universe, conceptualised by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO and Jennifer Salke, is a landmark moment in my career. I have been a big fan of their work and I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this project, and can’t wait to start shooting it. The storyline of the Indian Citadel chapter is fantastic, and when you have creators like Raj & DK on board, one can be certain that a spectacle is in the making.”
More details on the cast and crew of the series will be announced soon. The untitled Indian Original Citadel series will be available to Prime members in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK under their banner D2R Films will also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by D2R Films, and Amazon Studios, with AGBO’s Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot, Scott Nemes, and David Weil (Hunters) overseeing production on the Indian Original and all series within the global Citadel universe. Josh Applebaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg serve as executive producers for Midnight Radio on the untitled Indian Original and all series within the global Citadel universe.