Amazon Studios announced today that Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Quantico) and Richard Madden (Bodyguard) will star in Citadel, the new multi-layered global series from the Russo Brothers’ AGBO. Amazon also announced today that a local language production of the franchise will originate from Mexico, in addition to the previously-announced versions in Italy and India. Madden and Chopra will star in the U.S. “mothership” edition of the series.
Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio will serve as writers and executive producers of Citadel. Patrick Moran, Mike Larocca, and Joe and Anthony Russo serve as executive producers. 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.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a multi-faceted talent, who is one of the most recognized personalities in the world. She recently starred in and co-produced The Sky Is Pink, an independent foreign language film that premiered as an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. She’ll star in the upcoming Netflix films We Can Be Heroes by Robert Rodriguez, and an adaptation of the Man Booker Prize winning novel The White Tiger, which she is also executive producing. Additionally, Chopra Jonas is developing an “untitled” Indian wedding comedy with Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor for Universal, which she will co-produce and star in.
Chopra Jonas is a National Film Award winner with more than 55 films to her credit. She made her American TV acting debut on the hit drama Quantico, which aired for three seasons on ABC.
Richard Madden is a Scottish actor best known for his award winning portrayal of David Budd in Jed Mecurio’s Bodyguard. The series aired fall 2018 and became the BBC’s most-watched drama of the past 10 years. The show was acquired by Netflix and released worldwide in October 2018. Madden is currently in production on Chloe Zaho’s The Eternals in which he will portray Ikaris opposite Angelina Jolie. He was most recently seen in Sam Mendes’s critically-acclaimed feature 1917, which most recently won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
Madden first gained notoriety for his compelling role of Robb Stark in the award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones.