Following a busy week at the United Nations General Assembly, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, accompanied by director Anthony Russo, spoke in detail about her upcoming science-fiction ninjutsu series, Citadel for Amazon. The panel discussion was held in New York City on Inside TV’s Best Big Bet at the Fast Company Innovation Festival.
The actor, producer, and philanthropist Priyanka Chopra Jonas were attired in a royal blue pantsuit by Yuzefi. The global icon shared what piqued her interest in starring in this global action franchise that expected her to learn and speak at least six languages.
“One does not need to watch the American show to understand (the dialectic series),” Priyanka explained. “But if you watch all the shows other than those, they’re all connected, something that has never been done before.”
“It’s a unique series, especially for a streamer like Amazon, which caters to audiences worldwide. Being able to merge audiences and languages, thus birthing a very interesting social experiment, is very exciting to me.,” said Priyanka.
Priyanka is looking forward to some similar spinoffs that might be made for markets like India, Italy, Spain, and Mexico.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas will be the first Indian actor to have a first-look TV deal with Amazon Studios.
“When Priyanka brought the idea to us, it was like a light switch turned on,” said Russo. “It was an intelligent idea, as Priyanka represents the crux of what we’re trying to create with the show, and the fact that she has performed highly both nationally and internationally, a dual-personality actor living in two worlds.”
Russo described the storyline, which revolves around a global spy organization called Citadel. Priyanka Chopra Jonas plays one of the top agents at the Citadel, besides Richard Madden, “King in the North” of Game of Thrones fame.
“This agency meets with a conflict against a new rival agency developed by the world’s elite in favor of their selfish means,” concluded Russo, “a global war between two rivaling agencies, competing for the pros-cons of what humanity, in their opinion, should be.”