- Amazon Prime Video on February 1, 2023, announced Samantha Ruth Prabhu as the female lead of Citadel India
- Samantha and Amazon Prime Video have collaborated before for The Family Man
- Alongside Samantha, Varun Dhawan will star as the male lead of the show directed by the popular Raj & DK
The Indian adaptation of Citadel, an upcoming American science fiction drama television series, was announced recently. Originally created by Patrick Moran and the Russo brothers, the Indian version will be directed by the popular Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. Both the series will be made for Amazon Prime Video.
Citadel India: Cast and Crew
Earlier, in December 2022, the team confirmed Varun Dhawan as the lead of the Indian show and on February 1, 2023, Amazon Prime Video took to Twitter to announce Samantha Ruth Prabhu as the female lead alongside Varun.
Sharing the news, the team said, “the mission is on. We have started rolling for the Indian installment of Citadel”
the mission is on 🔥
We have started rolling for the Indian installment of Citadel 🎬@Samanthaprabhu2 @rajndk @d2r_films @MenonSita @varun_dvn #RussoBrothers #agbofilms @AmazonStudios pic.twitter.com/lGzMlHzCEm
— prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) February 1, 2023
Alongside Raj and DK, Sita Menon will contribute to the Indian adaptation of the show originally co-produced by Amazon Studios and Cattleya (Gomorra).
Citadel India: OTT Release Details – When and Where to Watch
Citadel will release as an original series produced by Amazon Studios. Fans can watch Citadel Indian on Amazon Prime Video. Besides the international series, even the Indian version of Citadel will be available for the audience to watch globally in over 240 countries.
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Citadel India: Filming
Media reports state that the filming has begun in Mumbai and the team would continue the schedule in some places across North India, post which, the filming will begin at international locations like South Africa, Serbia and more.
Citadel India: Message from the Makers
Sharing the news of bringing Samantha Ruth Prabhu on board, the Head of Originals at Amazon Prime Video, Aparna Purohit, in a media statement said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Samantha once again. She made her streaming debut with The Family Man Season Two, on Prime Video, and is one of the most talented artistes in the industry today. We can’t wait for audiences to see her on screen in a brand new avatar, along with Varun and the incredibly talented ensemble cast we have on board for this series,”
Talking about her role and interest in the show, Samantha Ruth Prabhu added, “The Citadel universe, the interconnected storylines between the productions across the globe, and most importantly, the script of the Indian installment really excited me. I am thrilled to be a part of this brilliant universe conceptualised by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO.”
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About Citadel Universe
Meanwhile, the Citadel Universe will star Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The series is expected to release in 2023 and the filming for the same was completed in 2022. The team is currently working on the post production aspects.
Makers have also stated the show will be made in Italian too as an original series and will star Matilda De Angelis in the lead role.