Earlier this year, Amazon gave a very interesting surprise when it announced a Mr and Mrs Smith reboot starring two of TV’s biggest names: Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover – however, it looks like Star Wars fans won’t be getting that Solo reunion after all.
According to Deadline, Fleabag’s Waller-Bridge has left the project due to creative differences, with Amazon set to recast the female lead.
Glover is still attached to the project and will continue in his role as co-creator and executive producer, but he will be acting along with the new Mrs Smith.
Mr & Mrs Smith comes from the overall deal Glover signed with Amazon in February. Under the deal, Glover is also working on Hive, a potential series that is rumored to revolve around figures like Beyoncé and comes from writer Janine Nabers (Watchmen, Away).
The series, which is a reboot of the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie film Mr & Mrs Smith, will arrive on Amazon Prime Video next year and will follow the story of a bored married couple who learns that they are both spies hired to kill one another.
Here’s everything we know so far about Amazon’s Mr and Mrs Smith reboot.
Mr and Mrs Smith Release Date
While Amazon Studios hasn’t revealed much about the upcoming Mr and Mrs Smith reboot, Donald Glover announced via Instagram earlier this year that the series will arrive on Amazon Prime Video in 2023.
“Talk about the dream team! Donald and Phoebe are two of the world’s most talented creators and performers,” head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “It is truly a dream for us as it is for our global audience to have the two artists collaborate as a strong creative team.
“Mr and Mrs Smith is an iconic project, and we can’t wait to see how Donald, Phoebe and Francesca make it their own. We are delighted to be working with them and with the great partners at New Regency.”
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Mr and Mrs Smith Cast
When the project was first announced in February, Amazon confirmed that Atlanta’s Donald Glover would be reuniting with his Solo: A Star Wars Story co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge to play the characters Mr & Mrs Smith.
Unfortunately for Fleabag fans, in September, Waller-Bridge left the series, with Deadline reporting that her departure was due to “creative differences”.
Amazon is reportedly now recasting the female lead while Glover is still on board to star in the series, which has also co-created and is serving as executive producer.
Glover, who also produced music as Childish Gambino, rose to fame as Troy Barnes in The Community and has since starred in Atlanta, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guava Island and The Lion King.
The supporting cast hasn’t been announced by Amazon Studios yet, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as the full line-up is revealed.
In the 2005 film Mr & Mrs Smith, the roles of Glover and Waller-Bridge were played by Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie.
Mr and Mrs Smith Plot
Amazon hasn’t released details about the upcoming show and whether it will follow a plot similar to the 2005 film or not.
In this action comedy, directed by Doug Liman of The Bourne Identity, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play a middle-class married couple. construction executive John and technical support consultant Jane both lead secret lives as assassins without each other’s knowledge.
After they are both tasked with killing the same person and ruining a job, the pair are tasked to kill the other.
Mr and Mrs Smith Reboot Trailer
Amazon has not yet released a trailer for the Mr and Mrs Smith series starring Donald Glover, but we’ll update this page when they do!