Samantha Ruth Prabhu boards Indian installment of `Citadel`

Samantha Ruth Prabhu boards Indian installment of `Citadel`

`Yashoda` star Samantha Ruth Prabhu The cast of Prime Video’s Indian original series `Citadel` joins the franchise Varun Dhawan, the streaming platform confirmed on Wednesday. The show is Prabhu’s second outing with streamer and showrunner duo Raj and DK, who directed him in the second season of their hit espionage thriller series `The Family Man`.

Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Prime Video, said the team is thrilled to be working with the actor once again. “He made his streaming debut with The Family Man Season Two on Prime Video, and is one of the most talented actors in the industry today. We can’t wait for audiences to watch him on-screen in a new avatar.” ” We have Varun and an incredibly talented ensemble cast on board for this series.”

“The canvas for the Indian installment of Citadel is larger than life, but the treatment and textures are retro, rootsy and quirky. The series is being shot extensively in India and international locations. Raj and DK with this ship and the awesome Helmed by a talented cast, we are confident that the series will be nothing less than a tamasha, Purohit said in a statement.

Billed as a “local original detective series”, the currently untitled project is from Prime Video and AGBO, the production banner co-founded by Hollywood filmmaking duo Russo Brothers. Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, who also serve as directors on the upcoming show, said casting Prabhu in the Indian chapter of the “Citadel” universe was a no-brainer. “We are thrilled to begin production on Citadel India. The first phase is being shot in India before we move on to Serbia and South Africa. We have an amazing crew and an incredibly talented cast, Which makes the creative process all the more so.” Exciting,” he added. Working on this project was like homecoming for the actor.

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“The Citadel Universe, the interconnected storyline between the productions across the world, and most importantly, the script of the Indian installment really excited me. I am thrilled to be a part of this fantastic universe envisioned by AGBO of Russo Brothers. But also looking forward to working with Varun for the first time. He is someone who is full of life and makes you happy when you are around him,” said Prabhu.

Written by Sita R Menon along with Raj and DK, the Indian original `Citadel` series is Dhawan’s first streaming. Raj and DK will also serve as executive producers under their banner D2R Films. The series is produced by D2R Films and Amazon Studios, with AGBO’s Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstott, Scott Nemes and David Weil overseeing production of all series within the Indian original and global ‘Citadel’ are doing. `The universe.

Josh Applebaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg serve as executive producers for Midnight Radio on the Indian chapter as well as other ‘Citadel’ installments.

As previously announced, Richard Madden, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Stanley Tucci will star in the `Citadel` series, the first-to-launch of the franchise. It will premiere in 2023.

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