As Amazon’s Prime Video service looks to continue its streaming dominance, it’s making a huge bet with the upcoming spy series “Citadel.” The show follows a group of spies with big plans for global domination.
While some early reviews of the show criticize its lack of substance, others suggest that the action-packed spectacle is more than enough to keep viewers entertained. Premiering on April 28, “Citadel” promises to be a blend of James Bond-style espionage and the domestic drama of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
For Amazon, “Citadel” represents a significant investment in original programming. With the success of shows like “Mozart in the Jungle” and “The Man in the High Castle,” Amazon’s Prime Video service has been able to carve out a niche in the crowded streaming market. As more and more viewers cut the cord with traditional cable providers, the competition for original programming has only intensified.
But will “Citadel” be enough to keep Amazon on top? Only time will tell. In the meantime, viewers can expect plenty of globe-hopping action, double-crosses, and intrigue as the spies of “Citadel” work to achieve their goals of global domination.