They’re both creative tour de forces in their own right, but now their ridiculous talents are going to collide yet again with news that Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Atlanta‘s Donald Glover are set to star and create a fresh take on Mr & Mrs Smith for Amazon.
Initially working together and being just about the best thing on Star Wars prequel, Solo: A Star Wars Story, the two revealed their new venture on Instagram (see above). The show will be a fresh take on the 2005 film that saw Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as the titular married couple who find out that both are undercover assassins – and their latest contract killing is for each other. The two made the big announcement on Instagram, so check the video out below.
Both Glover and Waller-Bridge have been secretly working on the project all sneaky-like, eventually breaking the news on Instagram this weekend. Francesca Sloane, who has worked with Glover in the past with Atlanta, will also be on board as co-writer and showrunner keeping the show’s leading couple in check.
It’s unquestionably a great team-up working on a reboot that feels honestly, totally out of left-field. That’s not to say it won’t head straight to the top of the watchlist as soon as it arrives in (hopefully) 2022. Both have earned colossal recognition, winning 2 Golden Globes each for Atlanta and Fleabag, respectively. In fact, as further evidence of Donald Glover’s love for his new writing partner, check out this video of his speech at the BAFTAs marvelling at bloody great Fleabag is.