Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden have been cast as the stars of brothers Joe and Anthony Russo’s upcoming Amazon global-event series “Citadel,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke announced Tuesday during the Television Critics Association press tour.
The streaming service’s boss also revealed that a Mexico-based local-language installment has been added to the large-scale franchise, in addition to the previously announced versions set in the United States, Italy and India. Madden and Chopra will star in the U.S. edition, which is the “mothership” show, and will be interconnected with the local-language productions, per Amazon.
Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio will serve as writers and executive producers of “Citadel.” The Russo Brothers, Patrick Moran and Mike Larocca will also executive produce.
The Italian series will be co-produced with Amazon Studios and Cattleya (“Gomorrah”), part of ITV Studios, and the Indian series will be developed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. (“The Family Man”) and produced with Amazon Studios.
Salke previously broke down how the Russos’ series, which is about spies and their double lives, will work. Readers can find out more about that here.
Amazon made several other announcements during TCA Tuesday, including the stars of its “Lord of the Rings” TV series, additional casting for its sci-fi series “The Power,” a “Jack Reacher” adaptation and an overall deal with Steve McQueen.