As Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan continues to set box office records across the globe, formally launching Yash Raj Films' Spy Universe, Prime Video and AGBO Films are getting the ball rolling on their own international shared spy universe.
Ahead of the launch of Citadel later this year, Prime Video and AGBO Films have commenced production on the first of their planned Citadel spinoff series, which will be set in India and feature Bollywood star Varun Dhawan (Jugjugg Jeeyo; Bhediya) and Tollywood star Samantha Ruth Prabhu (The Family Man; Yashoda) in the lead roles.
The directing duo Raj & DK (The Family Man; Farzi) will serve as showrunners, directors, and executive producers on the ambitious series. They also co-wrote the screenplay with Sita R. Menon.
Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo are also onboard as producers and will oversee the development of the entire Citadel universe alongside Hunters creator David Weil. The Russos also directed multiple episodes of the flagship series, which will star Richard Madden (Game of Thrones; Eternals), Priyanka Chopra (Don - The Chase Begins Again; Don 2), and Academy Award-nominee Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger; Spotlight).
Production has started in Mumbai and their shooting schedule is expected to take them to northern India, Serbia, and South Africa later this year.
An Italian Citadel series is also in the works, with Matilda De Angelis (The Undoing; Rose Island) starring.