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Citadel Becomes Second-Most Expensive Show Ever Amid Creative Overhaul

Citadel, a planned Amazon Prime Video series from Anthony and Joe Russo, has been dealing with a huge overhaul, including an inflated budget, massive overturn, and more.

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According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, the series has recently seen the exit of half of the creative team, and has already been sent into a round of “expensive reshoots.” The report notes that the seven-episode series — which was reportedly costing Amazon $160 million total — has now seen its budget raised by an additional $75 million, with the series on track to becoming the second-most expensive show ever made.

The report goes on to mention that the series began struggling early on, as the Russo brothers were less involved than previously thought due to their commitment to the Netflix film The Gray Man. Because of that, creative differences began to brew, with two competing cuts — one from the Russos and the other from writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec — with Amazon eventually choosing to continue with the Russos and letting Appelbaum go late last year.

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Alongside Appelbaum, who was acting as showrunner, Brian Kirk, who had directed five out of the seven episodes of the series, also left. Currently, the series is continuing to undergo reshoots with the Russos at the helm.


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