Donald Glover has teamed up with Phoebe Waller-Bridge for an Amazon Prime television series that reinvents the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Solo: A Star Wars Story Stars Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are reuniting as lead actors and executive producers for an Amazon Prime Video series based on the film. Mr and Mrs Smith.
The series is scheduled to premiere in 2022, according to Variety. Glover and Waller-Bridge are joined by executive producers Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer and Jenny Robins, while Francesca Sloane will serve as showrunner for the project.
Mr and Mrs Smith is a New Regency film released in 2005, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a married couple who are fed up with their boring life together, but both hide secret identities as murderers from each other. The action-comedy-romance was a huge box office success.
“Talk about the dream team!” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said about the reboot. “Donald and Phoebe are two of the most talented creators and performers in the world. It is truly a dream for us, as it will be for our global audience, to have these two forces of nature collaborating as a powerful creative team.”
Glover is known for his long-running role on the comedy series. Community and as the voice of Simba in the 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King. His brief appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming was recognized by many as a tribute to his long connection to the Spider-Man comics, which was said to be a partial inspiration for the Miles Morales character.
At Star Wars prequel movie Only, played the role of a younger Lando Calrissian, with Waller-Bridge providing the voice of his irritable droid companion L3-37. The joke between the two was a highlight for many fans, who will no doubt be happy to see them work together again.
Waller-Bridge has also earned accolades for creating and starring in the Emmy-winning film Fleabag on Amazon. His most recent voiceover work includes the osprey demon Sayan Kötör on HBO. Its dark materials.
Amazon Studios appears to be maintaining a full schedule, with several blockbuster series underway and several promising ones like Mr and Mrs Smith on my way.
Mr and Mrs Smith it is slated to premiere in 2022. At this time, the full cast and number of episodes has not been announced.
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