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Prime Video released the official teaser trailer for ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ reboot series
The reimagined series co-created by Donald Glover and Francesca Sloane, is set to premiere on Prime Video, February 2, 2024. Starring Glover and Maya Erskine, the show follows two undercover spies who, while posing as a married couple, find themselves falling in love for real.
Michaela Coel, John Turturro, and Paul Dano, also star in the series.
In this version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, two lonely strangers land jobs working for a mysterious spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth, world travel, and a dream brownstone in Manhattan. The catch? New identities in an arranged marriage as Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Now hitched, John and Jane navigate a high-risk mission every week while also facing a new relationship milestone. Their complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they catch real feelings for each other. What’s riskier: espionage or marriage?
Originally scheduled for a November release, the debut was delayed to 2024 due to Hollywood strikes. The series, featuring eight episodes, will be available exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries.
The concept of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” has been explored twice before this upcoming series. It first made its debut as a short-lived CBS series in 1996, starring Scott Bakula and Maria Bello. Nearly a decade later, the story was reinvented as a romantic action comedy film directed by Doug Liman and written by Simon Kinberg. The film follows a bored upper-middle-class couple who discovers that they are rival assassins assigned to eliminate each other. Released on June 10, 2005, the film garnered mixed reviews from critics but proved to be a box office success, grossing $487 million worldwide.
Donald Glover, also known for Atlanta, serves as co-creator, executive producer, and lead actor, while Francesca Sloane takes on the roles of co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner.
Glover, leveraging his overall deal with Amazon Studios, not only stars in but also contributes as an executive producer. Francesca Sloane, alongside New Regency’s Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer, adds her touch as co-creator and executive producer.