Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Atlanta's Donald Glover are to star in a new series based on the 2005 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-starring comedy-thriller Mr & Mrs Smith, which told the story of married spies assigned to kill each other.

The reboot for Amazon Prime Video will premiere next year and will be executive produced by Waller-Bridge and Glover, who previously starred together in the Star Wars spin-off: Solo: A Star Wars Story. Fargo writer-producer Francesca Sloane will be the showrunner on the new series, having co-created the show with Waller-Bridge.

In a statement, Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said: "Talk about the dream team! Donald and Phoebe are two of the most talented creators and performers in the world.

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"It's truly a dream for us, as it will be for our global audience, to have these two forces of nature collaborating as a powerhouse creative team.

"Mr & Mrs Smith is an iconic property, and we can't wait to see how Donald, Phoebe and Francesca make it their own."

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