It looks like Mr. and Mrs. Smith will have some company. Variety has exclusively revealed that Michaela Coel, John Turturro, and Paul Dano will all appear in the upcoming Amazon series from co-creators Donald Glover and Francesca Sloane. The star-studded trio join a cast that also includes Glover and Maya Erskine as the titular married couple. Erskine was recently announced as taking over for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who departed the project over creative differences last year. Variety confirms that the three new casting additions will only appear in a guest capacity, and that all other details about their characters are still being kept under wraps.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith revolves around the couple John and Jane, who are hired by a mysterious spy agency and learn how to intimately navigate both espionage and their marriage. The series is based on the 2005 film of the same name, which famously starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the title roles. Doug Liman helmed the film, but it’s still unknown who will direct for Amazon.
Coel, Turturro, and Dano bring a serious amount of star power to a show many fans were already looking forward to. Coel has received critical acclaim for her work on HBO’s I May Destroy You, and can next be seen in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Dano and Turturro are both fresh off successful villainous turns in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, and have impressive resumes to back up their reputations.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith still has no release date.