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Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge rebooting and starring in Mr and Mrs Smith series

February 14th, 2021 by Marc Comments

In an unexpected development, we have a reboot of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Mr and Mrs Smith coming and this one will be heading to the small screen for a series with a very different but exciting couple of leads.

Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge have announced (below) that they are co-creating and starring in the series for Amazon in 2022.

The duo starred together in Solo: A Star Wars Story with Glover playing Landa Calrissian and Bridge playing robot character L3-37. They have since become good friends and have now developed this new project together.

Glover, of course, is best known as musician Childish Gambino and for starring in Community and Atlanta, which Bridge is known for Fleabag and writing duties on Killing Eve. The show will also have Francesca Sloane co-creating who has written for the likes of Fargo and Seven Seconds.

The original movie had Pitt and Jolie and a seemingly happily married couple who, unbeknownst to each other are both hitmen… however, things get complicated when, you guessed it, they are hired to kill each other. It was a fun popcorn outing for the two stars and is worth a revisit if it’s been a while or if you haven’t seen it before… but I’d expect this team to elevate the concept, especially for it to be done episodically.

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said: “Talk about the dream team! 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.”

Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency added: “Having had the pleasure of successful collaborations with the incredibly talented Donald Glover, most recently on Guava Island, we all started talking about other projects to do together and when he suggested the idea of a new take and iteration on the New Regency film, Mr and Mrs Smith, we jumped at the chance to get going right away.

“Adding Phoebe and her company Wells Street Films as a collaborator and co-star takes everything up another level and makes the project worthy of a reimagining for both new audiences and past fans of the original film. We are so excited to be working with Donald, Phoebe, Francesca and the entire team at Amazon Studios.”

I’m a big fan of Glover and Bridge, so this could be one of the biggest shows to set your calendar for in 2022.

What say you all? Are you excited to see what they bring to the concept? Let me know your thoughts.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….