By BreAnna Bell
Prime Video has set Donald Glover‘s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” series to premiere in 2024, the streamer announced on Thursday.
Based on the 2005 film of the same name that starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the series follows John and Jane, who have given up their identities to be thrown together as partners — in espionage and in marriage. After they’re matched by a mysterious agency, each episode follows the duo as they take on a new mission and new milestone in their relationship. “When the cracks begin to show through, they must fight to stay together. Because in this marriage, divorce is not an option,” the official description reads.
Glover is set to lead the cast alongside Maya Erskine. Michaela Coel, John Turturro, Paul Dano, Parker Posey, and Wagner Moura also star.
Previously slated for a November 2023 opening, the series is the latest in a trend of shows whose premiere dates have been moved amid the ongoing Hollywood strikes. One of the most recent delays being Max’s “Rap Sh!t,” which moved its August premiere date to November in the hopes that the strikes would be over by then.
Glover co-created the “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” series with Francesca Sloane (“Atlanta”). Both are also executive producers on the series with Sloane serving as showrunner. New Regency’s Yariv Milchan, Arnon Milchan, and Michael Schaefer also executive produce along with Stephen Glover, Anthony Katagas, Hiro Murai, and Nate Matteson. Sloane and Glover are both currently under overall deals at Amazon.
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