All We Know About Donald Glover’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith Reboot

By Rufus Punt | 2nd October 2023
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Finally, after months of waiting, we’ve got the first tangible details about Amazon’s new reboot series of the Brangelina smash hit Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

It’s being written by and stars Atlanta creator, Donald Glover, opposite Maya Erskine (PEN15) as the titular couple, whose marriage is on the rocks when both suddenly discover that the other is an assassin meant to kill them.

Set to arrive sometime in 2024, here’s everything we know so far…

What is Mr. and Mrs. Smith about?

Like in the original, both John (Glover) and Jane (Erskine) are operatives who’ve been assigned to live with each other as a married couple. However, the series seems to deviate with both having been recruited by the same agency and working together to stay alive.

The show’s official synopsis teases that “John and Jane, who have given up their identities to be thrown together as partners — in espionage and in marriage…when the cracks begin to show through, they must fight to stay together. Because in this marriage, divorce is not an option…”

Who stars in Mr. & Mrs. Smith?

When it was first announced, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith reboot was originally set to star Glover alongside Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the titular couple, but she ended up leaving the series to star in Indiana Jones instead. Glover still remains in the cast as Mr. Smith, and instead actress and writer Maya Erskine, who recently appeared in Obi-Wan Kenobi, will be playing the part of Mrs. Smith opposite him.

Whether the two have the chemistry to fill the shoes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie remains to be seen, but we’re certainly intrigued to see where this new series takes us.

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The rest of the cast meanwhile has us excited as there are some big names. Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You) and Paul Dano (Dumb Money) are both set to star in guest roles, while Posey and Shining Girls Wagner Moura has been announced as having recurring roles.

What else do we know?‌

Only a few glimpses of Mr & Mrs Smith have been revealed so far. The first images and teaser clips included in Amazon Prime Video’s sizzle reel show Glover and Erskine in action as the couple, with John spattered with blood and Jane sprinting clutching a gun. All signs point to this being somewhat different to the original 2005 hit and we can’t wait for the full trailer to be released soon.

When is it released?

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