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Prime Video announced today that it has renewed the spy thriller series Citadel for a second season with Joe Russo set to direct every episode and executive producer David Weil returning as showrunner. The sreries, which premiered on April 28, stars Richard Madden (Bodyguard, Game of Thrones) and Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Love Again, Quantico) and features Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, The Crown) and Stanley Tucci (Inside Man, The Hunger Games).
Prime Video also announced that Citadel is their second most-watched new original series outside the U.S., and fourth most-watched worldwide. With all episodes available, the first episode will be made free to stream without membership on both Prime Video and the ad-supported service Amazon Freevee for a limited time. Domestically, the premiere episode will stream for one month on Amazon Freevee beginning Friday, May 26. Outside of the U.S., the first episode of Citadel will be available to stream without a Prime membership on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28.
“Citadel is a truly global phenomenon,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon and MGM Studios. “Our goal was always to create a new franchise rooted in original IP that would grow Prime Video’s international audience. This show has drawn an outsize number of new international customers to Prime Video. Its massive worldwide debut audience is a testament to Joe and Anthony Russo’s remarkable vision, the incredible talents of Richard Madden, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lesley Manville and Stanley Tucci, and the tireless work of the creative teams, cast, and crew. Given the overwhelming number of our customers who have embraced this show, we are not only thrilled to share the premiere episode of Citadel globally without membership, but also confirm that the series will return for a second season.”