After working together on Solo: A Star Wars Story, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover had been announced to star in a Mr. & Mrs. Smith series for Amazon. It looked like a dream project with two creative powerhouses, but it looks like Waller-Bridge has exited the project.
As per Variety, sources have confirmed that Waller-Bridge has left Mr. & Mrs. Smith over ‘creative differences’ with co-star and co-executive producer Donald Glover. Apparently Waller-Bridge’s exit was amicable, and her role will be recast.
After the success of Fleabag, it seemed that Waller-Bridge has been getting busier and busier, what with her work on the latest Bond film No Time to Die as well as Killing Eve in which she’s attached as an executive producer. It’s also worth noting that Waller-Bridge will also be starring alongside the OG Han Solo Harrison Ford in the upcoming Indiana Jones movie.
In the original Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt play assassins who are married to each other and discover that they are each other’s next target. We don’t know how Glover and Waller-Bridge would have taken on the series, but we should have expected something with a more mature and meta take, seeing that Fleabag and Atlanta are far cries from the standard action/romance that the original movie was.
It’s kind of a bummer to see Waller-Bridge go as I would have loved to see her collaborate with Glover again, but at least we still have the fun dynamic between L3-37 and Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
No release date has been set for the Mr. & Mrs. Smith series on Amazon.