"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" Is Getting The Reboot Treatment On Prime Video
Donald Glover, renowned for his role in the psychological mindbender Atlanta, and Maya Erskine of the raunchy comedy Pen15 are gearing up for an explosive debut in the highly-anticipated TV reboot of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
This thrilling TV adaptation draws loose inspiration from the steamy 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. With a few slight changes to the original idea, the series takes the original romantic-comedy plot to uncharted heights. Unlike the married couple concealing their spy lives from each other in the film, the show's protagonists, John and Jane, find themselves ball and chained together by a mysterious agency after forsaking their born identities.
But what is the cost of a clean slate? Prime Video's official release statement captures the tension that lies ahead: "When the cracks begin to show through, they must fight to stay together. Because in this marriage, divorce is not an option."
Who's in the cast of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"?
In addition to Donald Glover as John and Maya Erskine as Jane, Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You), John Turturro (Severance), Paul Dano (The Batman), Parker Posey (Dazed and Confused), and Wagner Moura (Narcos) are also set to star in the reboot.
Who is directing "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"?
Donald Glover, who takes the role of John, will not only star in the series but also co-direct alongside Francesca Sloane. Both Glover and Sloane hold the esteemed position of executive producer, but it's Sloane who will steer the ship as showrunner.
When will the "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" reboot premiere?
In the backdrop of a year filled with the promise of beloved and highly-anticipated shows, Mr. & Mrs. Smith joins the list of productions that have faced delays in their air dates. Amidst waves of protests from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SGA), Prime Video has decided to delay the premiere of this iconic revival to 2024, from its original November slate.
What can we expect from each episode of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"?
Espionage being the name of the game, each episode will feature a unique mission for this dynamic duo to conquer hand in hand as their relationship progresses.
How many episodes of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" will there be?
Season one of Mr. & Mrs. Smith is projected to have eight episodes. Due to strikes across Hollywood, a set premiere date is still up in the air.
With Donald Glover's directorial prowess, Maya Erskine's quirky wit, and a fresh take on a classic plot, Mr. & Mrs. Smith promises to be a rollercoaster of action, inevitable romance, and A + storytelling that viewers won't want to miss.
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