Bodyguard star Richard Madden is in Oxford filming today for a new Amazon spy series.

More than 100 people from the film crew gathered on set this morning at Rewley Road fire station off Frideswide Square.

Production staff would not reveal the name of the series but it is likely to be Citadel.

It looked like one scene involved an old fire engine.

Oxford Mail:

One member of the team said: "It's an espionage sci-fi series on Amazon and Richard Madden is in it - he's here today."

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The actor who played the Prime Minister's bodyguard in a popular drama series alongside Keeley Hawes is expected to star alongside Priyanka Chopra in Amazon Studios' new global series Citadel, made by Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo. 

In 2019, Amazon revealed Citadel was a spy show with international spin-offs in the local language.

Oxford Mail:

Specific plot details, beyond the fact that the series will revolve around the world of espionage, are still under wraps, but the show is expected to have a large production.

The writing team for the show includes Mission Impossible writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner (Venom), and Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity).

Oxford Mail:

While no further details have been given on the characters they're playing, both Chopra and Madden will headline the “mothership” series in the States that will launch a global franchise.

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Richard Madden has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Daniel Craig to play the next James Bond.

Oxford Mail:

Film trucks and catering vans were parked in Worcester Street car park.

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