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Mr. & Mrs. Smith gets a modern remake with Donald Glover at the helm

It’s been nearly two decades since we were first treated to the Mr. & Mrs. Smith movie in 2005, gifting us all the drama in the world, both on-screen and off.

The guns, the explosions, the chemistry – and that was just what was happening when the cameras were rolling, but how could we possibly forget what happened behind the scenes?

With the two stars, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, falling in love on set despite the fact the former was already married to Jennifer Aniston, fans were absolutely swept up in all the drama.

And now, with the impossible task of living up to all that hype, there is a new reimagining of the 2005 New Regency film, also titled Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but this time it will be in a series format.

Amazon Studios confirmed the new series, as well as its expected release date, plot and main cast, so below we’ve gathered everything you need to know about it before tuning in.

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What is Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2024 about?

Mr. & Mrs. Smith follows two strangers, John and Jane, who have given up their identities to be thrown together as partners – in espionage and in marriage.

As per the synopsis, matched by a mysterious agency, each episode follows them 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 series will reportedly have a very different tone from the original blockbuster, which centres around two spies who get married without knowing that they share the same line of work – and an assignment to kill each other.

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Who is cast in Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2024?

Donald Glover (SwarmAtlanta) and Maya Erskine (PEN15) star in the new series as John and Jane Smith, respectively.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) was initially cast as Jane Smith, however, she departed the project following “classic creative differences,” according to Glover.

Glover also serves as co-creator and executive producer, alongside Francesca Sloane (AtlantaFargo) for Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

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Where to watch Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2024 in Australia

Mr. & Mrs. Smith makes its debut in early 2024 and will be available to stream exclusively on Prime Video. An official release date is yet to be announced.

The original film is also available watch now on Prime Video, in case you’re in the mood for a re-watch ahead of the new series.

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