Donald Glover and Maya Erksine shine in spy thriller Mr & Mrs Smith

'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' - Season 1 Episode Release Dates, Cast, Trailer

Mr. & Mrs. Smith Official Synopsis

Season 1 starts Friday 2nd February 2024 // Network: Amazon Prime Video

"Two lonely strangers land a job working for a mysterious spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth, world travels and a dream brownstone in Manhattan. The catch: new identities in an arranged marriage as Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Now hitched, John and Jane navigate a high risk mission every week while also facing a new relationship milestone. Their complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they catch real feelings for each other. What's riskier, espionage or marriage?"

Mr. & Mrs. Smith TV show

Why You Should Watch 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'

Despite being based-ish on the 2005 film (and there was actually a 1996 TV version starring Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Enterprise)), this is definitely a more urban millennial show. Unlike the film, the leads are not 'married' and don't even know each other at first, and other than as a mission, don't have any motivation to even be in a relationship at all. This is not your standard 'spy's know how to do it all' show. Episode 1 sees them not even knowing the full extent of their boring 'high risk' mission, while trying to portray to the world that their cover as a married couple is legit. This is the very origin story of these people, not the in-a-rut mid point that the film portrayed. As such, you'll see them be more 'real'; missions will get messed up, as will they, and how many times a day is it acceptable to ring your mother? A new take on spy-vs-spy sounds like just what the TV world needs right now.

Who Is In 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'?

Donald Glover stars, co-created and co-produces the show, and plays John Smith. Usually a comedic actor, here he is more somber and nuanced, even more so than his role in Atlanta, which he co-created. His character isn't the suave super spy of Brad Pitt from the 2005 film; being more insecure around Jane and stumbled through missions, just trying to do his best. Starring in Community for most of its run, he has returning for the film, that should go into production any day now!

Maya Erskine plays Jane Smith, and again is a comedic actor. Also like Glover, she created her own TV show, PEN15 which ran for 2 seasons. So he's just as accomplished as she is. She's also had stints in a couple of the recent Star Wars shows, so shes been around big productions before too. Her understated role here belies some brutal set pieces she goes through, but can also hold her own in the shows lengthy discussions about what relationships are.

Donald Glover John Smith
Maya Erskine Jane Smith

When Will New 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' Episodes Be Released On Amazon Prime Video?

All episodes will be available on Amazon Prime Video streaming service on Friday the 2nd of February 2024.

First Date s01e01 Friday 2nd February 2024
Second Date s01e02 Friday 2nd February 2024
First Vacation s01e03 Friday 2nd February 2024
Double Date s01e04 Friday 2nd February 2024
Do You Want Kids? s01e05 Friday 2nd February 2024
Couples Therapy (Naked & Afraid) s01e06 Friday 2nd February 2024
Infidelity s01e07 Friday 2nd February 2024
A Breakup s01e08 Friday 2nd February 2024

Watch the Official 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' Trailer

Fun Fact

In 2005, Mr & Mrs Smith was released, an action film that you may never have heard of. The film starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the height of their acting fame, but both actors and the film would be overshadowed for the next decade and more by the relationship (with Jolie) and divorce (of Jennifer Aniston, who filed for irreconcilable differences) that happened during the filming. And Amazons new TV series based on the film draws weird parallels. Initially starring Donald Glover (Community and Atlanta) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who have worked together on the solo Solo Star Wars film), she dropped out citing irrec... er creative differences. Maya Erskine has taken her place, who you may know from PEN15, but who also had a recent part in a Star Wars property, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Glover is co-producer of the show, so stuck around, but while the trailer looks action packed enough, it's yet to be seen if the lead couple can bring the same energy to the part that will keep people talking for years to come...

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