- Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Donald Glover (Atlanta) are rebooting feature film Mr. & Mrs. Smith as a television series for New Regency and Amazon Studios.
- Based off of the 2005 action movie starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt "as a married couple who were rival spies. It was directed by Doug Liman and written by Simon Kinberg"
- The show, co-created by Atlanta writer/producer Francesca Sloan
- From a statement by Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke: “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.”
Also, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency said in the statement: “Having had the pleasure of successful collaborations with the incredibly talented Donald Glover, most recently on ‘Guava Island,’ we all started talking about other projects to do together and when he suggested the idea of a new take and iteration on the New Regency film, ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ we jumped at the chance to get going right away. Adding Phoebe and her company Wells Street Films as a collaborator and co-star
takes everything up another level and makes the project worthy of a reimagining for both new audiences and past fans of the original film. We are so excited to be working with Donald, Phoebe, Francesca and the entire team at Amazon Studios.”( Collapse )