Friday, February 12, 2021

Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Create and Star in 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' Reboot for Amazon

Amazon has today announced that Emmy winners Donald Glover (Atlanta) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) will create and star in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a new series based on the 2005 feature film. The series is expected to debut in 2022.

Glover and Waller-Bridge will create the show alongside Francesca Sloane, who will serve as showrunner. They will all executive produce with Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer and Jenny Robins. Amazon Studios, New Regency and Wells Street Films will produce.

"Talk about the dream team!" said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. "Donald and Phoebe are two of the most talented creators and performers in the world. It's truly a dream for us, as it will be for our global audience, to have these two forces of nature collaborating as a powerhouse creative team. Mr. and Mrs. Smith is an iconic property, and we can't wait to see how Donald, Phoebe and Francesca make it their own. We're thrilled to be working with them, and with such great partners at New Regency."

The 2005 feature film starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Glover and Waller-Bridge previously starred together in the 2018 feature film Solo: A Star Wars Story.