We discuss whether there will be a Season 2 of the Prime Video series Citadel and its renewed or canceled status.
Citadel is a spy action thriller from Prime Video. The series was created by David Weil (Hunters), Josh Appelbaum (Alias), and Bryan Oh, with executive producer credits from the Russo brothers (Avengers: Endgame).
This big-budget original happens to be one of the most expensive television shows ever made. It stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) and Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Citadel spies Mason Kane and Nadia Sinh, who lose their memories after a deadly terrorist attack.
With the help of tech geek Bernard Orlick (Stanley Tucci), they are reinstated after eight years out of the game. But there are bad guys in pursuit.
Dahlia Archer (Lesley Manville) and her twin assassins, the Silje brothers (played by Roland Moller), are after these sleeper agents for their sinister plans for world domination.
It’s an elaborate, global espionage epic that fully utilizes its monumental budget. But will Prime Video be interested in renewing the show for a second season?
Will there be a Season 2 of Citadel – renewed or canceled status
Citadel was renewed for a second season long before the first season had even premiered. Prime Video has invested an almost historic amount of money into this series, just like their other record-breaking, excessively expensive original series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. They were never going to cancel the show after just one season.
The series cost an estimated $300 million and was renewed by the streaming giants in March 2023. It wasn’t well-received by critics on its release, although its audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is a little more encouraging, with a 70% score.
Regardless of what the critics think or even what the general public thinks, for that matter, the series was always going to be renewed. No company puts that amount of money into a project unless they are planning long-term. Just like with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Prime Video hopes for longevity with these expensive productions.
The series has been plagued by reshoots and changing showrunners, but it will be returning for a second season nonetheless. Hopefully, the new filmmakers in charge can improve the cliched dialogue and lackluster character dynamics moving forwards, as the rest of the series has tonnes of potential.
As always, we will keep you posted on any updates with regard to the second season of Citadel.