Will there be Citadel season 2? Latest news on Prime Video spy thriller
The Russo Brothers are looking to build a universe.
The latest big-budget original series from Prime Video has wrapped its first season, leaving viewers to wonder what exactly the future holds for Citadel.
Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas led the cast of the international thriller, playing spies Mason Kane and Nadia Sinh respectively, whose memories were wiped in a catastrophic event eight years ago.
But as a sinister threat known as Manticore rises, they will need to re-enter the field once more, leaving behind the comfortable civilian lives they have built.
With serious star power, including supporting roles for Lesley Manville and Stanley Tucci, as well as the backing of the Russo brothers (directors of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame), you might think that Citadel season 2 is a safe bet.
However, due to the show's enormous price tag, questions still remain over whether it can continue. Read on for everything we know so far about Citadel season 2.
Will there be Citadel season 2?
Yes! It's been revealed that Citadel has been renewed for season 2.
Joe Russo will direct every episode, with David Weil returning as showrunner.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon and MGM Studios, said: “Citadel is a truly global phenomenon. Our goal was always to create a new franchise rooted in original IP that would grow Prime Video’s international audience. This show has drawn an outsize number of new international customers to Prime Video."
She added: "Its massive worldwide debut audience is a testament to Joe and Anthony Russo’s remarkable vision, the incredible talents of Richard Madden, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lesley Manville and Stanley Tucci, and the tireless work of the creative teams, cast, and crew.
"Given the overwhelming number of our customers who have embraced this show, we are not only thrilled to share the premiere episode of Citadel globally without membership, but also confirm that the series will return for a second season.”
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Joe and Anthony Russo went on to say: “AGBO is thrilled to embark on this next phase of the spy-verse with Jen, Vernon, and the entire team at Amazon. The innovative storytelling of Citadel has paved the way for an incredible, worldwide collaboration with creatives in front of and behind the camera.”
Executive producer Joe Russo told RadioTimes.com before the series was renewed: "We would be excited to embark on a season 2 but we don’t have official confirmation from Amazon. I think there’s a lot of fun ideas, [the season] is filled with surprises and twists.
"Everything you see in the show at some point turns out to be a lie, and that’s the fun part of the show. It certainly lends itself to future stories."
When could Citadel season 2 be released?
The first season of Citadel had a lengthy journey to the screen, with development starting back in 2018 and production being hit with a difficult shake-up behind-the-scenes.
Following the departure of original showrunner Josh Appelbaum and director Brian Kirk, the show underwent substantial reshoots that added $75 million to its budget, bringing it to an estimated total of $300 million.
Prime Video will be looking to avoid a similar debacle for season 2, but shooting could still take the better part of a year – and scripts may not be available any time soon due to the ongoing writers strike in the United States.
As a result, RadioTimes.com predicts that a potential Citadel season 2 could be a long way off – don't expect it until 2025 at the earliest.
Fortunately, spin-offs set in India and Italy are already in active development, so it's possible they could arrive sooner to scratch your Citadel itch.
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What could happen in Citadel season 2?
The Citadel creative team have been tight-lipped on what could happen in season 2, but intriguingly, Joe Russo stated that fan feedback – which has been somewhat mixed – could influence the direction of the show.
"You want to see what it is that the audience is responding to and what it is exciting them about the narrative," he told Collider. "We have our ideas, we can speculate, but it's always refreshing to get that feedback.
"We certainly made adjustments to Avengers: Endgame after Avengers: Infinity War came out because you want to be organic and fluid and iterative so that you just keep telling the best and most interesting story."
Who could star in Citadel season 2?
It's likely that Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas will lead the cast once more, after being the focus of the first six episodes.
The cast of season 1 also includes Ashleigh Cummings as Abby Conroy, Roland Møller as Anders, Osy Ikhile as Carter Spence, Caoilinn Springall as Hendrix Conroy, Lesley Manville as Dahlia Archer and Stanley Tucci as Bernard Orlick.
Is there a trailer for Citadel season 2?
Not yet! We'll update this page if any new footage emerges.
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