The Italian part of Russo Brothers citadel, a global spy thriller franchise, has begun production in Italy, Variety reported. The series features the rising Italian star, Mathilde DeAngelis. The feature is led by Arnaldo Catinari (Suburra: Blood on Rome) and written by Alessandro Fabbri (1994, The process), who is also the main author.
Created by Anthony and Joe Russo along with patrick moran, citadel is an expansive global spy thriller franchise with the main series set in the United States as well as local spin-off installments set in Italy, India and Mexico. Prominent Italian producer Cattleya, who previously produced features such as Gomorrah and the upcoming spaghetti western series django stands behind the local production. Riccardo Tozi, founder and president of Cattleya, described the Italian series as “a spy story with elements of action, adventure and fantasy”. He added: “The genre is simply unprecedented for Italy and for Cattleya. But even with its own creative and stylistic uniqueness, it fits into the fascinating citadel Universe.”
The Italian production is the first local production launched within the citadel Franchise. Head of Italian Originals at Amazon Studios, Nicole Morganti, revealed that she is “excited that Italy will lead the way as the first local original in AGBO’s visionary franchise”. The Russo Brothers recently took over the helm The gray mananother spy thriller starring Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, and Ana de Armasthis included talents like Dhanush K Raja and was well received by the fans. Now with the global franchise format of Citadel, They seem to be creating more opportunities to connect with talent from around the world.
After announcing some major creative overhauls and budget expansions last month, citadel is co-produced by Tozzi, Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini, Gina Gardeniand Amazon Studios with AGBOs Russos, Mike Larocca, Angela Russo Ostot, Scott Nemesand David Weilwho will oversee the production of all local series manufactured within the citadel Universe. Josh apple tree, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinker and Scott Rosenberg serve as executive producers for Midnight Radio.
The first mother ship is presented Priyanka Chopra Jonas (quantico, matrix 4), Richard Madden (Bodyguard, Game of Thrones), and Stanley Tucci (The hunger Games Saga). Other local productions by citadel are also in the works with the Indian rate set to be developed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK (The family man).
The global spy thriller will air exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide, although no release window has been announced yet. In the meantime, you can check out Chopra’s comments on the series below:
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