*The Asia Pacific premiere of Citadel was a starry affair with Richard Madden, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and a myriad of India’s most admired celebrities in attendance*
MUMBAI, India – April 5, 2023 – Grand, thrilling, and spectacular, would be just some of the words to describe the star-studded affair at the Asia Pacific Premiere of the epic spy-thriller series – Citadel. The landmark, high-stakes drama is executive produced by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO and showrunner David Weil, and stars Richard Madden, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, with Stanley Tucci and Lesley Manville.
Ahead of its launch on Prime Video on 28th April, the streaming service hosted a special premiere of the series in the city last night, kickstarting the global tour with Mumbai as its first stop, followed by Rome, and London. The glitz and glamour of the carpet witnessed not only the lead cast- Richard Madden, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Gaurav Gandhi, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Prime Video, Sushant Sreeram, Country Director, Prime Video, India, but also some of the most esteemed names from film, television, and entertainment industry.
Adding even more glamour to the night, lead actor of the untitled Indian installment of the Citadel universe – Varun Dhawan, creators – Raj, and DK, and writer – Sita R. Menon, also graced the event.
Celebrities like Rekha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rasika Dugal, Sanya Malhotra, Shweta Tripathi, Sikander Kher, Mohit Raina, Ali Fazal, Rakulpreet Singh, Jim Sarbh, Sayani Gupta, Mini Mathur, Nora Fatehi, Sunny Leone, Patralekha, Neha Dhupia, Prajakta Kohli, Kusha Kapila, Aashish Chanchlani, Sophie Choudry, Anushka Dandekar, Siddhant Gupta, Neha Sharma, Saqib Saleem, Ishwak Singh, Kubra Sait, Gurmeet Singh, Mehreen Pirzada, Bhuvan Arora, Shruti Seth and Karan Mehta arrived at the screening,
Directors and producers like Madhur Bhandarkar, Kabir Khan, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vikramaditya Motwane, Pushkar-Gayatri, Nikhil Advani, Anubhav Sinha, Shonali Bose, Tanuja Chandra, Samir Nair, Aatish Kapadia, and J.D. Majethia attended the event.
Guests at the premiere were seen not only enjoying the evening, but also heaped praises on the stunning action, captivating twists in the storyline, and enormous scale of Citadel, a spy series packed with covert operations, counter-intelligence, and double-allegiances.
The series consists of six parts, with two episodes premiering on April 28 on Prime Video, and one episode rolling out every week, through May 26. The series also stars Stanley Tucci, Lesley Manville, and Ashleigh Cummings in pivotal roles.
Citadel is executive produced by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO and showrunner David Weil. Alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Richard Madden, the 6-episode series features Stanley Tucci and Lesley Manville in pivotal roles. This thrilling spy series, that takes viewers around the world, will premiere exclusively on Prime Video starting April 28 with two episodes and then one episode rolling out weekly through May 26. The global series will stream across 240 countries and territories in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
Eight years ago, Citadel fell. The independent global spy agency—tasked to uphold the safety and security of all people—was destroyed by operatives of Manticore, a powerful syndicate manipulating the world from the shadows. With Citadel’s fall, elite agents Mason Kane (Richard Madden) and Nadia Sinh (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) had their memories wiped as they narrowly escaped with their lives. They’ve remained hidden ever since, building new lives under new identities, unaware of their pasts. Until one night, when Mason is tracked down by his former Citadel colleague, Bernard Orlick (Stanley Tucci), who desperately needs his help to prevent Manticore from establishing a new world order. Mason seeks out his former partner, Nadia, and the two spies embark on a mission that takes them around the world in an effort to stop Manticore, all while contending with a relationship built on secrets, lies, and a dangerous-yet-undying love.
Richard Madden stars as Mason Kane, alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Nadia Sinh, Stanley Tucci as Bernard Orlick, Lesley Manville as Dahlia Archer, Osy Ikhile as Carter Spence, Ashleigh Cummings as Abby Conroy, Roland Møller as Anders Silje and Davik Silje, Caoilinn Springall as Hendrix Conroy, and more.
From Amazon Studios and the Russo Brothers’ AGBO, Citadel is executive produced by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot, and Scott Nemes for AGBO, with David Weil serving as showrunner and executive producer. Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg serve as executive producers for Midnight Radio. Newton Thomas Sigel and Patrick Moran also serve as executive producers.
Citadel, starring Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas and featuring Stanley Tucci and Lesley Manville, is the debut of a landmark global franchise. Executive produced by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO, Citadel and its subsequent series traverse the globe with interconnected stories. Each Citadel series is locally created, produced, and filmed in-region, and stars top talent, forming a distinct global franchise. Series are already underway in Italy and India, respectively, starring Matilda De Angelis, Varun Dhawan, and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.