Donald Glover and Maya Erskine debut new vision for Mr. & Mrs. Smith

In a world where spies are usually suave, unflinching, and impeccably dressed, Donald Glover and Maya Erskine are here to flip the script. The duo is set to redefine the spy genre in their upcoming Amazon Prime Video series, aptly titled “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”

“It’s definitely going to be different for a lot of people, which I think is good,” Glover tells EW magazine of his eight-episode Prime Video series. “You can always go back and watch the old one, but this one gives you a different feeling. People are definitely going to be shocked. I just know how much people love the other one, so if everybody’s like, ‘Eh,’ we didn’t do a good job. I hope some people are like, ‘This is better than the original,’ and some people are like, ‘This is far worse.'”

“I had never seen the movie, which I know was sacrilege,” Glover admits. But when a producer friend of his acquired the rights to the film, he finally gave it a shot. “I watched it and honestly, I was like, ‘I don’t understand it.’ I mean, I get why it’s iconic because of the people starring in it — it’s just two gorgeous people in this situation. But the story I didn’t quite understand. I called my brother and he was like, ‘This is just a great date movie. It’s boys vs. girls. What else do you want?'”

Gone are the days of stoic secret agents with impeccable aim. Glover and Erskine bring a refreshing dose of authenticity to their roles. Picture this: a married couple embroiled in covert operations, dodging bullets, and—brace yourselves—cracking fart jokes. Yes, you read that right. Forget the Bond-esque glamour; this dynamic duo is all about relatability.

Erskine, known for her endearing awkwardness in the hit series “PEN15,” is the secret ingredient that makes this reboot shine. Her portrayal of Mrs. Smith is a delightful departure from the usual femme fatales. She’s not afraid to get her hands dirty (or her shoes blistered) while juggling espionage and domestic chaos.

Glover himself expressed excitement, saying, “She’s dope. It’s exciting. I really love the show.”

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