Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover teaming up for Mr and Mrs Smith TV series

Naomi Gordon
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Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA - Getty Images
Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover will co-create and star in upcoming TV series Mr and Mrs Smith, based on the 2005 movie starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

The Emmy award-winning stars will be putting a new spin on the action drama, which will be adapted into a TV series for New Regency and Amazon Prime Video.

Glover announced the news on his Instagram stories, which featured him dancing to Paul Anka's 'Put Your Head on My Shoulder', before it cut to the Fleabag star on her bed in a pair of tiger-print pyjamas, staring seductively into the camera. The writer and actress then gets up and recreates Jolie's iconic pose from the film, in which she leans against the door frame with one leg up, while folding her arms.

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke reposted it on Instagram, and added the 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.

"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."

Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA - Getty Images
Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA - Getty Images

The series was co-created with Francesca Sloane, who will serve as show-runner. It is expected to arrive in 2022.

Glover and Waller-Bridge starred as Lando Calrissian and droid L3-37 respectively in 2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story, with fans loving their natural chemistry. They have both won Emmy awards and Golden Globes for their TV creations - Waller-Bridge for Fleabag, and Childish Gambino for Atlanta. Back in 2019, Waller-Bridge signed a multi-million dollar deal with Amazon to create and produce new television content for Amazon Studios that will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Glover's 2019 musical film Guava Island is an Amazon original.

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