Varun Dhawan to Headline Prime Video’s The Spy Chronicles: Citadel India


In a major announcement, Bollywood star Varun Dhawan has been revealed as the lead actor in the highly-anticipated Indian original series within the ‘Citadel’ franchise, set to be streamed on Prime Video. The yet-to-be-titled project is described as a “local Original spy series” and will be a collaboration between Prime Video and AGBO.

Renowned director duo Raj & DK, known for their previous success with Prime Video’s ‘The Family Man’ series, will take on the roles of showrunners and directors for this thrilling spy series. The team is excited to embark on the production of the Indian chapter of the ‘Citadel’ universe, aiming to deliver borderless entertainment with a captivating inter-connected storyline.

Gaurav Gandhi, the Vice President of Prime Video India, expressed his enthusiasm for this ambitious project, stating that it would not only elevate the standards of original productions in India but also showcase the incredible talent and creativity present within the country. He emphasized the global reach of the ‘Citadel’ franchise and the platform’s mission to create content that resonates with audiences worldwide.

Varun Dhawan, who recently captivated audiences in the hit film ‘Bhediya’, expressed his delight in joining the streaming space with Prime Video and being a part of the Russo Brothers’ AGBO production. He described the ‘Citadel’ franchise as a landmark moment in his career and praised the visionary storytelling of Raj & DK, which promises to bring forth a spectacle.

The Indian Original ‘Citadel’ series, co-written by Sita R Menon along with Raj & DK, marks Varun Dhawan’s debut on the streaming platform. With executive producers Anthony and Joe Russo on board, they expressed their excitement to witness another chapter within the ‘Citadel’ universe unfold in India. They commended the unique vision and style brought by Raj & DK, expressing their anticipation for the remarkable cast to breathe life into the imaginative characters.

Production for the series is slated to begin in January, with D2R Films and Amazon Studios serving as producers alongside AGBO. The global ‘Citadel’ universe will see additional local-language productions, including an Italian Original series starring Matilda De Angelis. Meanwhile, the first-to-launch ‘Citadel’ series, featuring Richard Madden, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Stanley Tucci, is set to premiere in 2023.

As fans eagerly await the arrival of ‘The Spy Chronicles: Citadel India,’ the stage is set for an enthralling espionage adventure, blending Varun Dhawan’s versatility with Raj & DK’s unique storytelling prowess. The series promises to captivate audiences both in India and around the world, firmly establishing the ‘Citadel’ franchise as a force to be reckoned with in the streaming landscape.


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