The mission is not over yet. According to Deadline, Prime Video has decided to renew its highly successful spy-thriller Citadel for a second season. This was to be expected after the strong viewership the first season had. Citadel is the streamer’s second most-watched new original series.
According to Deadline, some information about the second season has already been revealed. Joe Russo (Cherry, The Gray Man) will be directing all the episodes for the second season of the show with David Weil (Hunters, Invasion) continuing to serve as the showrunner for the show.
The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame, From), who executive produce the show, want to use this spy thriller to start a new franchise. Citadel was created to kick-start this new spy franchise which would have spies from different countries come together for the ultimate mission, similar to the Avengers. It was previously detailed by The Hollywood Reporter how the budget for the show increased to more than $200 million due to cost overruns and creative differences. The show had to go through expensive reshoots and writers Josh Appelbaum (Zoo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Andre Nemec (Wonder Park, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) were replaced by Weil.
The show follows the story of the independent global spy agency, Citadel, and its agents. Citadel fell eight years prior. The agency’s job was to uphold the safety and security of everyone but it was destroyed by Manticore, a powerful syndicate manipulating the world from the shadows. When the Citadel fell, its elite agents Mason Kane and Nadia Sinh had their memories wiped as they narrowly escaped death. The spies have managed to remain hidden and build new lives. Until one night, Mason is tracked by a former Citadel colleague who needs their help to prevent Manticore from establishing a new world order. Mason seeks out his former partner Nadia and the two embark on a mission that will take them around the world to stop Manticore, all while dealing with a relationship built on lies, secrets, and a dangerous-yet-undying love.
The cast of the show includes Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Eternals) as Mason Kane; Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Baywatch, The Matrix Resurrections) as Nadia Sinh; Stanley Tucci (Inside Man, The King’s Man) as Bernard Orlick; Ashleigh Cummings (Vide Noir, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) as Abby Conroy; and Lesley Manville (The Crown, Sherwood) as Dahlia Archer.
The second season of Citadel is still in the early stages of pre-production and no premiere date has been given. The seven-episode first season is available to stream on Prime Video.