Maya Erskine replaces Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Amazon’s Mr Mrs Smith reboot | People


Maya Erskine replaces Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Amazon’s “Mr Mrs Smith.”

The ‘PEN15’ star will appear alongside Donald Glover – who also co-created the TV series, which is a remake of the 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – as the husband and wife assassin duo tasked with killing each other, replacing the ‘Fleabag’ star.

Donald told Interview magazine of the 34-year-old actress: “She’s dope. It’s exiting. I really like the show. I’m writing the finale now.

The show – which was optioned in February last year by Amazon Studios as part of a bigger deal with the streaming service – will still feature the 36-year-old showrunner as co-creator and producer. executive and despite leaving “creative differences with the ‘Atlanta’ star”, they are believed to “love each other” and are on good terms.

Donald told Phoebe: “I still love her. I guess she still loves me.

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Of what happened between the ‘Solo’ co-stars, the 38-year-old actor added, “Classic creative differences.”

In the original press release about the show – which is also co-created by Francesca Sloane – the streamer said: “Talk about the dream team! Donald and Phoebe are two of the most talented creators and performers in the world. It is truly a dream for us, as it will be for our global audience, to see these two forces of nature working together as one powerful creative team.

Executives from production house New Regency added: “Having had the pleasure of collaborating successfully with the incredibly talented Donald Glover, most recently on Guava Island, we have all started talking about other projects to do together and when. he suggested the idea for a new take and iteration on the New Regency movie, Mr. Mrs. Smith, we jumped at the chance to get started right away. The addition of Phoebe and her company Wells Street Films as a collaborator and co-star takes everything to another level and makes the project worthy of a reimagining for new audiences and old fans of the original film. We are thrilled to be working with Donald, Phoebe, Francesca and the whole team at Amazon Studios.

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