James Bond who? Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra star as sexy spies in the latest Amazon Prime Video series, Citadeldirected by Avengers Endgame‘s Joe and Anthony Russian. Madden plays a Jason Bourne-esque character named Mason Kane, and Chopra plays his deceitful partner, Nadia Sinh. They work together as the last two agents of a secret intelligence network known as the Citadel, along with a character named Bernard (Stanley Tucci). But according to Tucci, at the end of Episode Three, everything we thought we knew about the story is about to change.
The first four episodes, packed with action, mystery, and sex, recently premiered to mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike. “It’s an ongoing narrative, you’re building a universe, you want to see what the audience responds to and what excites them,” said executive producer Joe Russo. collider. “We have our ideas, we can speculate, but it’s always refreshing to get that feedback.” His brother, Anthony Russo, added: “We’ve all been putting a lot of creative energy into thinking about it.”
But that hasn’t stopped Amazon from pumping money into the new franchise. With a budget of more than $200 million, for the hollywood reporter, Citadel It is one of the most expensive television series ever produced. falls right behind The Lord of the rings: the rings of power (which is also made by Amazon). The spy thriller has also been renewed for a second season, along with spin-offs planned in Italy, India and Mexico.
“We’ve been lucky enough to be able to tell stories that travel around the world and have seen the effect that can have on audiences,” said Anthony Russo. The New York Times. “But those were traveling Hollywood-centric narratives. The idea that we could create a story that didn’t just travel around the world but was created around the world seemed like a very exciting move.”
At the end of episode four, the teaser for a big Bernard twist begins to come true. (Warning: spoilers ahead.) Citadel They may be the “nice guys,” but that doesn’t stop them from executing some questionable methods in the workplace. In particular, Mason Kane mindwiping one of his own agents. Worse yet, that agent somehow becomes Kane’s wife in the future when he can’t remember his own past either. Maybe this is what the CIA is complaining about when they mention Havana syndrome.
There are two episodes left in the limited series to wrap up this wild ride, which will be released over the next two weeks. Episode Five will premiere on May 19, while Episode Six will release on May 26. But fear not, there’s plenty, much more Citadel coming your way.
Josh Rosenberg is an assistant editor at Esquire and maintains a steady diet of one movie a day. Previous work of his can be found on Spin, CBR and on his personal blog at Roseandblog.com.