We thought there couldn’t be a more attractive on-screen pairing than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie… but we were so wrong.
Emmy Award Winners Donald Glover (Atlanta) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Chip bag) join forces for a new Amazon Prime series based on the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the streamer announced on Friday. Glover and Waller-Bridge will co-star the series together and also co-create it, with Francesca Sloane (Fargo), which will serve as the showrunner.
“Talk about the dream team!” Amazon Studios director Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “Donald and Phoebe are two of the most talented creators and performers in the world. It truly is a dream for us, as it will be for our global audience, to have these two forces of nature working together as a powerful 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.
The original Mr. and Mrs. Smith film, which hit theaters in 2005, starred Pitt and Jolie as a married couple of secret assassins who are hired to kill each other. A pilot for a television reboot starring Jordana Brewster and Martin Henderson was filmed in 2007 by ABC, but was not repeated in the series.
Multi-talented Glover, who also performs music as Childish Gambino, currently stars in the comedy FX Atlanta, which he also created. He won the Emmy for Leading Actor in a Comedy in 2017 for Atlanta, which is set to return to FX for its third season later this year.
Waller-Bridge played and created the Amazon comedy Chip bag, who concluded a two-season race in 2019; she won three Emmys that year for her writing, acting, and producing in Season 2. Waller-Bridge also premiered the BBC America thriller Kill Eve, which will enter its fourth season. (Additionally, she voiced L3-37, Lando Calrissian’s fellow droid from Glover in 2018. Solo: A Star Wars Story.)