The first look at the show gives audiences a glimpse at its newly reimagined plot, which doesn’t quite match up with the 2005 film of the same name. In that movie, two secret agents (played by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) were a married couple in a rough patch who reignited their heat with wild gunplay and deadly scenarios. At the film’s beginning, each of the spouses didn’t know the other was a spy, and both worked for competing agencies that wanted one another dead. This time around, the show seems to be about a different pair with the same Smith family code name, but they’re actually in an arranged marriage set up by the agency. According to the series’ official synopsis, this Mr. and Mrs. Smith are strangers turned partners who are falling for one another as they face high-risk missions.
The show’s stacked cast goes beyond its leads. Between Paul Dano, Parker Posey, John Turturro, Michaela Coel, and newly announced castmates Ron Perlman, Sara Paulson, Sharon Horgan, and Alexander Skarsgard, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” is set to ring in the new year with an ensemble that could rival the Christmas episode of “The Bear.” The show debuts on Prime Video on February 2, 2024.