Big budget action series Castle Renewed for a second season on Amazon prior to Season 1 premiere. Created by Russo brothersand starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Richard MaddenThe news comes after South by Southwest debuted the series with a music video and keynote this month.
Commissioned in 2018, the series is described as a “large-scale, multi-layered series of international events”. From whom The Avengers directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Castle has already produced an indie adaptation, as Amazon hopes the spy drama will become a critically important fully-owned franchise for the streamer.
As The Hollywood Reporter reported budget for last September Castle After half of the show’s creative team left over creative differences, it cost north of $200 million after rounds of reshoots. The series is currently on track to become the second highest-grossing show, just behind Power rings.
Among the changes, Castle parted ways with the showrunner Josh Appelbaum and director Brian Kirk and the Russians hired David WeilThe creator of the recently concluded Amazon drama hunters, taking the show over and getting a more mainstream reception and overseeing a $75 million reshoot on a $160 million budget.
Weill will stay on as showrunner for the second season, while the Roussos are expected to helm a few episodes, sources said.
Are you looking forward to this series? Castle It premieres on Amazon on April 28.