Russo Bros.’ Citadel will be the second most expensive show of all time

Citadela planned Amazon Prime Video series from Anthony and Joe Russo, has been dealing with a massive overhaul, including a bloated budget, massive overturning 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 in a round of “expensive reshoots.” The report notes that the seven-episode series — which reportedly cost Amazon $160 million in total — has now had its budget increased by an additional $75 million, with the series on track to become the second-most expensive show of all time.

The report goes on to mention that the series began to struggle 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 at the end of the latter year.

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Alongside Appelbaum, who acted as showrunner, Brian Kirk, who had directed five out of the seven episodes of the series, also left. Currently, the series continues to undergo reshoots with the Russians at the helm.

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