‘Fleabag’ star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with the very stunning singer-actor Donald Glover, will be teaming up for ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ series.
Amazon has tied up Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover for ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ will be a series based on the 2005 hit movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The series will debut in 2022, according to the posts and stories shared by Glover and Waller-Bridge on Instagram.
Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke also posted the news of the new show to her Twitter account on Friday.
Have a look at her tweet here:
Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge Team Up for ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ – Variety 💥💥💥 https://t.co/WUJczOs2mH
— Jennifer Salke (@JSalke) February 12, 2021
Salke also mentioned in a statement, “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”.
She further added, “’ 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.”
This project is a reboot of the 2005 hit Mr. and Mrs. Smith starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The teaming up of Waller-Bridge and Glover will be something extremely extraordinary. Francesca Sloane (Atlanta, Fargo), who is also under an overall deal with Amazon, is also attached as a co-creator and will serve as showrunner.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith will be directed by Doug Liman and the script for the same will be by Simon Kinberg. New Regency’s Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer and Wells Street Films’ Jenny Robins will executive produce the series, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’.
About the story: As far as the story of the new series is concerned, a married couple of a bored upper-middle class who learn that they are assassins belonging to competing agencies and that they have been assigned to kill each other. The storyline is very intriguing and no doubt, the team-up of Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover as a couple will do wonders on the screen, as both of them are very fine actors with astounding talent.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge created and starred in the hit series “Fleabag,” which collected six Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2019. Glover’s musical film “Guava Island” is also an Amazon Original.
“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. & Mrs. Smith,’ said Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency.
The project seems really intriguing and we can’t keep our feet still to watch these great and stunning actors teaming up together.