If you're after a new TV show to become obsessed with, hold tight, as iconic spy film Mr & Mrs Smith is about to get a Donald Glover reboot, and you just know it's going to be incredible. The sad news is that the project had already hit a bit of a road bump, with original collaborator Phoebe Waller Bridge pulling out of the film over "creative differences." Yikes.
Just a few months after the dream collab was announced the PWB x Donald Glover dream is already over, with Waller Bridge reportedly quitting the project over "creative differences" according to Deadline.
Glover is set to remain in his role as Mr Smith as well as co-creating and executive producing the series. Meanwhile the role of Mrs Smith will now be re-cast. If "creative differences" doesn't scream drama we don't know what does...
What's Mr & Mrs Smith going to be about?
The project will be based on the iconic 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie about a pair of husband and wife assassins. However, unlike the original movie, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith reboot will take the form of a series for Amazon, set to be released in 2022.
Waller-Bridge, who's blessed us with the likes of Fleabag and Killing Eve, was originally set to co-create and star in the project but has since pulled out. Meanwhile Glover, who most recently starred in The Lion King as Simba, will still star in and executive produce the series. We're devastated this duo didn't work out.
When was Mr & Mrs Smith confirmed?
The news was announced via a video posted to Amazon Prime Video's Instagram account, showing Phoebe posing against the door in the same pose as Angelina Jolie in the original movie poster.
The video also includes a clip of Donald Glover, erm... flossing, before cutting to text which reads, "Mr + Mrs Smith. Donald Glover x Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Co-created with Francesca Sloane. New Regency + Amazon Studios."
The post caption states, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith, a series from the minds of @childishgambino and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, coming to your screens in 2022. 👀"
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke also released a statement, saying, "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," according to reports from Variety.
"'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," she continued.
New Regency is also the entertainment company that made the original Mr. & Mrs. Smith, so we're sure this reboot is going to live up to the original.
When is Mr & Mrs Smith being released?
The series is due to be released in 2022, but who knows if this recent drama will set everything back. We hope not!
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