By Maria Bregman
If you are looking for a thrilling and hilarious TV series to watch in 2024, look no further than “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”, the new adaptation of the 2005 blockbuster movie that starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a married couple who are secretly assassins hired to kill each other. The movie, which grossed over $478 million worldwide, was a perfect mix of action, romance, and comedy, and sparked a real-life romance between Pitt and Jolie, who later became one of the most famous celebrity couples in Hollywood.
The TV series, which will debut on Amazon Prime Video on February 2, 2024, promises to be just as exciting and entertaining as the movie, but with a fresh twist. The series is created by Simon Kinberg, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie, and directed by Christian Sprenger, a young and talented filmmaker who has worked on acclaimed shows like “Atlanta” and “What We Do in the Shadows”. The series will follow the adventures of John and Jane Smith, played by Donald Glover and Maya Erskine, who are both award-winning actors and comedians. Glover is best known for his roles in the “Spider-Man” and “Star Wars” franchises, as well as for his music career as Childish Gambino. Erskine is the co-creator and star of the critically acclaimed comedy series “PEN15”, which explores the awkwardness of adolescence.
Glover and Erskine are not only the leads, but also the executive producers and co-writers of the series, which gives them more creative control and freedom. They have also developed a great chemistry and rapport, which is essential for portraying a couple who love and hate each other at the same time. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Glover said that he and Erskine “clicked immediately” and that they have “a lot of fun” working together. Erskine added that Glover is “a genius” and that she is “honored” to collaborate with him.
The series will also feature a stellar supporting cast, including Paul Dano, John Turturro, Parker Posey, Wagner Moura, and Michaela Coel, who are all acclaimed actors in their own right. The series will also have guest appearances from celebrities like Rihanna, Will Smith, and Beyoncé, who are fans of the movie and the show. The series will also pay homage to the movie by using some of the iconic scenes and lines, but with a modern and original spin.
The series is produced by Amazon Studios, New Regency Productions, and Wells Street Films, which are all renowned for their quality and innovation. The series is also backed by a huge budget, which allows for spectacular action sequences, exotic locations, and stunning costumes and props. The series is filmed in both the US and the UK, and will have eight episodes, each lasting 30 minutes.
The series has already generated a lot of buzz and hype, and has been praised by critics and fans alike. The series has been described as “a must-watch”, “a masterpiece”, and “a blast”. The series has also been nominated for several awards, including the Golden Globes, the Emmys, and the BAFTAs. The series is expected to be a huge success, both commercially and critically, and to become one of the most popular and influential TV shows of 2024.
If you are a fan of the movie, or of Glover and Erskine, or of action and comedy, or of all of the above, you should definitely check out “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” on Amazon Prime Video. You will not regret it. Trust me, I’m a journalist.