Citadel Relocates Production to California


The Amazon Studios thriller Citadel is moving production from the U.K. for its second season to become California’s highest-spending relocating TV series to date, with an estimated $119 million in qualified expenditures.

From Amazon Studios and the Russo Brothers’ AGBO, Citadel stars Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Its subsequent series traverse the globe with interconnected stories, with iterations already underway in Italy and India.

With the two additional relocating projects of Citadel and HBO’s Wondermill (relocating from Oregon), California’s tax credit program has welcomed a total of 33 relocating TV series from other states and nations since the expanded tax credit program was launched in 2015.

Among the new TV series selected for the latest round of tax credits is the BET drama True to the Game (based on the film trilogy with the same title), which will generate an estimated $11 million in qualified expenditures during its first season.

Other new TV series in the current round include Forever (Netflix), Paradise City (Disney), untitled Amazon Studios series and untitled Paramount Global series.

“We’re thrilled that our tax credit program is welcoming such a diverse range of TV projects in terms of storytelling, budget and employment,” said the California Film Commission’s executive director, Colleen Bell. “Citadel will become our biggest relocating TV series so far in terms of qualified spending, while a project like True to the Game affirms that our tax credit program also addresses the needs of smaller scale yet still very impactful TV projects.”