The wife-swap was officially confirmed by Donald Glover (who will play the titular duo’s other half) in a Q&A with Interview Magazine. The actor pointed to “classic creative differences” as the reason for Waller-Bridge’s exit (as reported back in September), and name-dropped Erskine as the role’s new recipient.
“[Erskine’s] dope. It’s exciting,” he said while interviewing himself (yes, really). “I really love the show. I’m writing the finale now.”
Waller-Bridge left the series back in September, with the “amicable split” stemming from her “different creative vision for the series.” Glover was co-creating the show with both Waller-Bridge and showrunner Francesca Sloane (Fargo). Currently, the TV adaptation is still on track to debut this year.
The original Mr. & Mrs. Smith film, which hit theaters in 2005, starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a married pair of secret assassins who are hired to kill each other. A pilot for a previous TV reboot starring Jordana Brewster and Martin Henderson was filmed in 2007 by ABC, but didn’t get picked up to series.
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