Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra are set to kick off the new global Prime Video series, Citadel. The US show will premiere on April 28, with more versions to follow in Italy, India, Spain and Mexico. The series follows the story of former spies Mason Kane and Nadia Sinh, played by Madden and Chopra respectively. Their memories have been erased by the spy agency they used to work for, and they must return to take down another agency that seeks to rise in its absence.
Madden spoke about the collaborative energy he and Chopra had on set, saying that they both brought out the best in each other while trying to better service the story of Citadel. The actor is also being touted as a possible replacement for Daniel Craig in the next James Bond movie, but he expressed his enjoyment of playing his character on Citadel, which is set to keep him busy for a while. The series has already been renewed for a second season, with production slated to move to California for the new season.
In an interview with GOODTiMES, Madden shared what it was like working with Chopra on Citadel. He praised her creativity, passion and intelligence, and said that working with her pushed him to bring out the best in the script and to challenge himself. He compared their dynamic to that of their characters, saying that they sparred together and asked a lot of each other, which helped to elevate the storytelling.
Madden is a well-known actor, having risen to fame with his role as Robb Stark in the popular series Game of Thrones from 2011 to 2013. He has since taken on a variety of film roles, including in the romance Cinderella (2015), the musical Rocketman (2019) and the war film 1917 (2019). In 2018, he played a police officer trying to stop a terror threat in the thriller series Bodyguard. Most recently, he appeared in the Marvel film Eternals (2021), directed by Oscar winner Chloe Zhao.
Chopra, meanwhile, is an established Bollywood actress who has also made a name for herself in Hollywood. She starred in the popular ABC series Quantico from 2015 to 2018, and has since appeared in films such as Baywatch (2017) and The White Tiger (2021). She has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Citadel is a highly anticipated series, with fans excited to see the chemistry between Madden and Chopra on screen. The show is also notable for its global appeal, with versions of the series set to launch in various countries. With Madden and Chopra at the helm, it’s clear that the series is in good hands and set to deliver a thrilling viewing experience.