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Saar13 t1_ja8umbs wrote

My guesses: the critics will hate it; reddit will find failure and argue endlessly; the ratings will be high, better than the "darling" shows, but this sub will not accept it.

Until a new season of The Wheel of Time...


Frazzledsoul t1_ja8xf5m wrote

They're going to need very high ratings to justify the cost of this series. Supposedly the production costs were 160 million at a minimum.

I don't think it's going to be as popular as their other military thriller stuff like Jack Ryan and The Terminal List. No idea how the critics will see it.


lightsongtheold t1_ja8zaun wrote

Why would it not be popular? All the Russo Brothers stuff lately with the exception of Cherry on Apple has been well viewed. To not be a flop Citadel absolutely has to beat viewership numbers for The Terminal List. I’m also pretty sure they will be disappointed if it does not best Jack Ryan.


VitaLonga t1_ja98yip wrote

Huh, it’s almost like people watch whatever’s new on Netflix regardless of quality!

None of the people in this show are draws for the men who are expected to watch it. I have zero doubt that it will do worse than the Terminal List and Jack Ryan. JMO, of course


lightsongtheold t1_ja9b16k wrote

Folks do not watch whatever is new on Netflix. As seen by the failure of 4 of the last 5 English language shows released by Netflix in finding an audience (The Upshaws, Red Rose, Freeridge, and Lockwood & Co).

Amazon also tend to miss with most of their shows. They do tend to do well with older male aimed action shows. Citadel fits that mould. It will also get a big marketing push as it will be Amazon’s biggest budget TV release of 2023. The Russo Brothers will be pushed more than the cast (though the cast are competent and not a turn off to the demo). Amazon have two international spinoffs of this show filming and two more in the works. They are invested in making this show work and getting behind it.


ZealousidealBus9271 t1_jab0ekn wrote

You’re underestimating how massive the Russos and priyanka chopra are in India. I think this will be one of the biggest shows on Amazon.