How the New 'Mr and Mrs Smith' Addresses 2005 Film: Interview with Star Maya Erskine and Producer Francesca Sloan

The new Prime Video series, Mr. & Mrs. Smith has nothing to do with the original characters played by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, instead it world builds on the premise of a clandestine spy agency but it does address the film character's fate.  The brainchild of Donald Glover, the producer also stars as John Doe along with his costar Maya Erskine. Glover's Atlanta series producer partner Francesca Sloan partnered with the actor/producer once again on this new series and speaks to how the idea came about.

The series premieres February 2, 2024, exclusively on Prime Video.

In this version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, starring Donald Glover as John Smith and Maya Erskine as Jane Smith, two lonely strangers land jobs working for a mysterious spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth, world travel, and a dream brownstone in Manhattan. The catch? New identities in an arranged marriage as Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Now hitched, John and Jane navigate a high-risk mission every week while facing a new relationship milestone. Their complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they catch real feelings for each other.

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