The iconic 2000s action rom-com Mr. and Mrs. Smith is getting a TV makeover, and its leads will be in a very good company. Michaela Coel, John Turturro, and Paul Dano are set to join Donald Glover and Maya Erskine in this promising Amazon Prime series.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith is the reboot of the 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a married couple, who learn they’re assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. AMC initially started plotting a TV series based on the hit movie back in 2007, but this project never saw the light of day.
Amazon Studios decided to revisit this project over 15 years later, with Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge being cast as the leads. She walked away due to creative differences and was replaced by Erskine, while Glover stayed on board as a star, co-creator, and executive producer. Francesca Sloane serves as a co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner.
Coel (I May Destroy You), and The Batman co-stars Turturro and Dano all joined the project in mystery roles. Coel is soon set to appear in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Turturro is attached to the second season of Severance, while Dano was cast in Steven Spielberg’s semi-biographical film The Fabelmans.