Like many movie fans, I was skeptical of Prime Video’s upcoming series Mr. & Mrs. Smith, created by Donald Glover and Francesca Sloane. A TV series reboot of the 2005 film of the same name just wasn’t appealing to me. Their real-life future marital woes aside, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were a cinematic match made in heaven in that film. The chemistry and action were highly entertaining. Some things feel like they should not get sequels and remakes, you know? But now that I’ve seen the trailer for the Mr. & Mrs. Smith TV series, I just might be convinced to check it out. (We’ll get into my very solid reasons why in a bit.) 

Donald Glover and Maya Erskine lead the series as the titular couple. We quickly learn that their relationship is not like what we saw in the original film. Here’s a plot synopsis for Mr. & Mrs. Smith to explain it all: 

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? 

The Mr. & Mrs. Smith trailer shows glimpses of their epic exploits, including putting a man’s body in a white tub. A weekly mission could be a lot of fun, indeed. The guest cast for this show is most excellent with Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza González, Sarah Paulson, Sharon Horgan, Ron Perlman, Billy Campbell, Úrsula Corberó, Paul Dano, Michaela Coel, John Turturro, Parker Posey, and Wagner Moura in various roles.

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Now, for my reasons behind wanting to watch this Mr. & Mrs. Smith series! I dig anytime someone who is not white gets to be the suave agent. I also really love lovers who go on missions together. But the biggest reason of all is turtlenecks, which we got in an earlier teaser trailer. I love a “Cozy Sweater King,” and I gladly include tight-fitting turtlenecks into that equation. Donald Glover (whom we love as Lando Calrissian) wears not one, but two of them in this series. Who knows what other luxurious long-sleeved garments he will grace us with? That’s a good reason to give anything a try.

What Is the Release Date for the Mr. & Mrs. Smith TV show?

Is it harder to be partners in high-risk missions or life partners? We will see when all eight episodes of Mr. & Mrs. Smith hit Prime Video on February 2, 2024.

Originally published on December 7, 2023.