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Varun Dhawan, the Hindi actor, is set to make his digital debut with the upcoming American Drama series Citadel, reports Quint.

Citadel is an action-adventure espionage series that will consist of a “mothership series” and other local languages “satellite series,” says the report. Dhawan is expected to play the lead in the Indian spin-off series, which will be directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.

Created by Anthony and Joe Russo, the main series will feature Priyanka Chorpa-Jonas and Richard Madden. It is currently being filmed in the United Kingdom and is scheduled to stream on Amazon Prime Video from January 2022.

The Indian leg of Citadel is expected to start production early next year. However, an official confirmation is awaited.

The report also states that the local productions of Citadel will be set in India, Mexico, and Italy. While the satellite series will be independent of the main series, there will be crossovers with the main series and cross-references between the various local series. The cast and crew of the Indian segment of Citadel are expected to be officially announced soon.

Chopra had shared photos of herself from the shoot of Citadel on social media last month. While she is yet to reveal her full look, the actor keeps sharing pictures from behind the scenes.

Apart from Citadel, Chopra has several other projects in the pipeline, including the Keanu Reeves-starrer Matrix Ressuructions, a romantic comedy with Mindy Kaling, a wedding-themed reality TV show, and her Hindi film comeback Jee Le Zaraa alongside Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif. She will also be hosting the upcoming CBS show The Activist, along with Julianne Hough and Usher.

Dhawan, on the other hand, will next be seen in Jug Jugg Jeeyo alongside Kiara Advani, Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and others. He will also feature in the song Vighnaharta from Aayush Sharma and Salman Khan’s film Antim: The Final Truth. Dhawan has Amar Kaushik’s directorial Bhediya with Kriti Sanon on the cards as well.