Two of TV’s most celebrated multi-hyphenates are teaming up. Emmy winners Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover are rebooting “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” as a TV sequence for Amazon, Deadline reports. “The pair revealed by way of Instagram tales that they have been engaged on the mission for 2022.”
Launched in 2005, the function model of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” starred Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as a married couple who’re hiding their true identities: the key assassins have been employed by rival businesses to kill one another.
Waller-Bridge is finest identified for her breakout success on “Fleabag,” which she created, exec produced, starred in, and wrote. The darkish comedy a few guinea pig-themed cafe proprietor mourning the lack of her finest buddy gained six Emmys on the 2019 version of the ceremony, together with Excellent Lead Actress in a Comedy Collection and Excellent Writing for a Comedy Collection for Waller-Bridge. She went on to create BBC America’s hit spy sequence “Killing Eve,” set to return for a fourth season, and exec produce HBO’s Merritt Wever-starrer “Run,” which ran for one season.
An alumni of “Group” and “30 Rock,” Glover achieved crucial acclaim with “Atlanta,” his FX sequence a few rising rapper and his supervisor. Glover took residence the honors for Excellent Lead Actor in a Comedy Collection and Excellent Directing for a Comedy Collection on the 2018 Emmy Awards for his work on dramedy, which he additionally created.
“Atlanta” author/producer Francesca Sloane is becoming a member of Waller-Bridge and Glover on the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” reboot. She’s credited as a co-creator.
Each Waller-Bridge and Sloane have general offers with the streamer.