Prime Video today confirmed the main talent of the Indian episode of the Citadel universe, the first of its kind global event series from Prime Video and the Russo Brothers’ AGBO. The nameless Citadel series from India is led by renowned creator duo Raj & DK (Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK), the showrunners and directors of the series, and Varun Dhawan will play the lead role. Written by Sita R. Menon along with Raj & DK, the local Original spy series, which begins filming in January 2023, marks Dhawan’s streaming debut. More exciting details about 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 around the world.
Russo Brothers announce Varun Dhawan as the leader of Citadel in India; shooting will begin in January 2023
As previously announced, Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star in the first-launched series within the Citadel universe, which co-emerges with David Weil from the Russo Brothers’ AGBO and will premiere in 2023. In addition to Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the first Citadel series will also feature Stanley Tucci. Other local language Citadel productions are also in the works, including an Italian Original series starring Matilda De Angelis.
“The Citadel universe of the Russo Brothers’ AGBO is a truly innovative and ambitious approach to storytelling, and we’re super excited to begin production on the Indian chapter. With this project, we are building on our mission of boundless entertainment to produce local original content for viewers around the world to enjoy. Citadel is a truly global franchise, with local productions, in different countries, building on an interconnected storyline – a unique innovation in storytelling,” said Gaurav Gandhi, Vice President of Prime Video India. “We are delighted that Varun Dhawan stars in this super exciting Indian installment of the franchise.With Raj and DK at the helm of the making of this action-packed spy series and Varun in the lead role, we believe the Citadel India chapter will not only raise the bar in terms of original productions in India, but will also bring global attention to India’s incredible pool of creators and talent, and we can’t wait to share it with our audiences in India and around the world.”
“The Indian installment of the distinctive and sparkling Citadel universe is one of our most exciting projects, and partnering with the Russo Brothers AGBO has been a truly exciting opportunity. For Varun to make his streaming debut and headline this Prime Video series is a matter of great pride for us,” said Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Prime Video. “Following the phenomenal success of The Family Man, working with Raj & DK on this project feels like we are further strengthening our creative partnership. We are sure that with this series we will push the envelope several steps higher and provide our viewers with a truly immersive experience.
“We are delighted to announce yet another production within the Citadel universe begins, this time in India. We, and all of AGBO, consider it an honor to work with filmmakers as inspiring as DK and Raj, who bring a unique vision, style and tone to our collection of global series. And we can’t wait to see this remarkable cast bring their and Sita’s imaginative characters to life,” said executive producers, Anthony and Joe Russo.
“We are super excited to be a part of this global event series conceived by the Russo Brothers, two very inspiring filmmakers and creators; together with our old partners Prime Video! We especially look forward to working with the versatile and dynamic Varun,” said creative duo Raj & DK. “We worked really hard with the other international teams to bring a uniquely intertwined universe to our audience. Together with a sparkling cast, we hope to push the boundaries of storytelling Citadel India. Stay tuned for the next announcement!”
Speaking of his streaming debut with Untitled Prime Videos Citadel series from India, Varun Dhawan said, “Prime Video is like my home and I am thrilled to embark on this journey in the streaming space with them. Citadel is an exceptionally ambitious and exciting franchise, and to be part of this magnificent universe conceptualized by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO and Jennifer Salke is a career milestone. I’ve been a huge fan of their work and I’m thrilled to be a part of this project and can’t wait to start shooting. The Indian Citadel chapter storyline is fantastic, and when you have creators like Raj & DK on board, you can be sure there’s a spectacle in the making.
Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK under their D2R Films banner will also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by D2R Films and Amazon Studios, with AGBOs Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot, Scott Nemes and David Weil (Hunters) overseeing production of the Indian Original and all series within the series. global citadel. universe. Josh Applebaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg serve as executive producers for Midnight Radio on the self-titled Indian Original and all series within the global Citadel universe.
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