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Priyanka Chopra's show Citadel to bring her closer to home with huge incentive

The Amazon Prime series is set to premiere on the platform on April 28


Priyanka Chopra Jonas poses for pictures during the inauguration of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
April 18, 2023
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Even before the release of Citadel on Amazon Prime, the epic spy franchise starring Priyanka Chopra is already switching things up.

According to the California Film Commission, not only has the show been greenlit for a second season, but production will also be relocated to California, as per Deadline.

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The Russo Brothers production has been granted a whopping $25 million in tax credits from the Film Commission to film in the Golden State.

The move will also be a good one for the 40-year-old Bollywood star, as it allows her to film close to her home in Encino which she shares with husband Nick Jonas and daughter Malti Marie, one.

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The first season was filmed in the United Kingdom and also stars Richard Madden and Stanley Tucci. Citadel's first two episodes will drop on April 28 and then continue on a weekly basis until May 26.

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Priyanka plays Nadia Sinh to Richard's Mason Kane, two former members of global spy agency Citadel, who had their memories wiped and must reconnect after an old colleague (played by Stanley Tucci) tasks them with a globe-spanning mission to stop the syndicate Manticore.

The premise of the show is in its worldwide expansion, as several other countries are developing their own versions of the show to tie into the main series, such as Italy and India.

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Per a press release from the Asia Pacific Premiere of the show in Mumbai, Priyanka expressed her enthusiasm for the franchise, stating: "When Jennifer Salke, who is the head of Amazon Studios, presented Citadel to me, she wanted to create an international, global franchise – an original IP that truly connects the world. 

Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden at the Asia Pacific Premiere of "Citadel"© Getty Images
Priyanka stars in the series alongside Richard Madden

"Amazon strongly believes in diversity; and true diversity is represented internationally, not just by having different skin tones, but also by hearing the way people speak, actually delving into the culture. And this show has incredible ability to span across every country and continent. So, I didn't even know the story and I said yep, doing it."

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