New Mr. & Mrs. Smith Series Starring Donald Glover and Maya Erskine Coming Soon to Prime Video

News - 18 November 2023
 
 

Mr. & Mrs. Smith has long been recognized as a thrilling and entertaining action comedy, as well as the film that brought Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together as the iconic Hollywood duo 'Brangelina'.

Fast forward 18 years, and the beloved couple has once again called it quits, but this time a new iteration of Mr. & Mrs. Smith is in the works as a series.

While Pitt and Jolie will not be reprising their roles, the upcoming series on Prime Video has cast some intriguing replacements.Donald Glover, known for his work on Atlanta, Community, and Solo: A Star Wars Story, takes on the role of one half of the spy couple alongside Maya Erskine, who has appeared in PEN15, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and lent her voice to animated films like DC League of Super-Pets. This time around, the storyline sees Glover and Erskine portraying two strangers who are recruited by a spy agency and forced to assume new identities.

To maintain their cover, they masquerade as a married couple. As the characters, John and Jane Smith, embark on a series of dangerous missions in the span of eight episodes, their fake relationship starts to blur with real emotions, making it increasingly challenging to keep up appearances.Beyond his acting role, Donald Glover also serves as a producer and co-creator of the series, collaborating with Francesca Sloane, a seasoned writer who has worked on acclaimed shows like Atlanta and Fargo.

Initially, Glover teamed up with Phoebe Waller Bridge, renowned for her work on Fleabag and the upcoming Indiana Jones film, to craft the script and potentially star as the female lead. However, creative differences led to Waller Bridge stepping away from the project.Fans can anticipate the action-packed and emotionally charged series to premiere in its entirety on Prime Video starting February 2, 2024.

Stay tuned for the thrilling adventures of John and Jane Smith as they navigate the complexities of espionage and romance in this exciting new adaptation of the classic tale.