Who do you think is coming back? The Smiths are back at it again! The official trailer for the eagerly awaited television series, which is based on the same-titled 2005 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie film, was released by Prime Video.
Donald Glover and Maya Erskine play the lead roles in this exciting and reimagined version, which will be available for streaming on February 2. The characters are two strangers who unexpectedly find themselves hired as spies.
Attracted by the glamour of their new roles, the pair embraces the glitz and money, travels the world, and a chic Manhattan brownstone that comes with being spies. The catch is that they have to live as the well-known Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Smith, who must completely accept their new identities.
The Smiths have to complete a new, risky mission
The Smiths have to complete a new, risky mission in every episode. The true test, though, comes when they struggle with their developing feelings for one another.
The intriguing question raised by the series is: Is marriage or espionage riskier?
The trailer for the movie follows the exploits of two characters, John (played by Donald Glover) and Jane (Maya Erskine), as they navigate the challenges of a fictitious married life while traveling the world on an undercover espionage mission. Even in a professional setting, Jane sets boundaries with her colleagues right away, making it clear that she isn’t looking for romance.
However, as they spend more time together on their mission, it appears that John and Jane grow closer. They even exchange passionate kisses in the teaser. Jane asks, “What do you think happens if we fail?” amidst the challenges. “Our marriage?” John queries. In reply, Jane says, “Our mission.”
Who is in the cast?
The cast of this gripping drama, which also stars Ron Perlman, Sarah Paulson, Alexander Skarsgård, and Sharon Horgan, was co-created by 40-year-old Donald Glover.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge from Fleabag, who was originally slated to play Glover’s opposite, left the project in September 2021 because of creative differences with the Community alum.
Waller-Bridge acknowledged that she was still interested in the show, but she also stressed the significance of knowing when to give up in order to preserve the artistic vision. She clarified that although successful partnerships are not a given, marriage and creative collaboration are comparable.
Donald Glover and Maya ErskineAccording to statements made public by PEOPLE and Prime Video, Waller-Bridge and Glover had a cordial separation following Waller-Bridge’s departure.
In February 2021, Glover first announced Waller-Bridge’s partnership on his Instagram Story. He started by cutting and pasting a dance video of the well-known actress and himself together. Despite their underwhelming performances in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the two got along well in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), where they played Lando Calrissian and L3-37, respectively.
On February 2, all eight episodes of Mr. & Mrs. Smith will be available on Prime Video.
More about Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The 2005 American action comedy film Mr. & Mrs. Smith was written and directed by Simon Kinberg and Doug Liman.
The film, which stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, centers on an apparently normal married upper-middle-class couple who find out they are actually competing assassins on a mission to kill each other. In addition to being a box office hit, the movie also signaled the start of Pitt and Jolie’s relationship.
When it was released in the US on June 10, 2005, the movie received a mixed response from critics but ended up grossing $487.3 million worldwide. Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt were originally slated to play the lead roles, but Kidman had to back out owing to scheduling issues, which also resulted in Pitt’s exit.
Doug Liman then gave Will Smith and Catherine Zeta-Jones some thought, along with Cate Blanchett and Johnny Depp. After Gwyneth Paltrow was cast as Jane, Pitt returned to the project; however, after her departure, Angelina Jolie was cast in her place. Gwen Stefani tried out as well for the Jane Smith part.