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14th Jul 2023

TV reboot of hit action comedy movie set to be one of this year’s biggest shows

Stephen Porzio


There is a lot of great talent involved in the series.

Prime Video has revealed a first look at its upcoming action comedy series Mr. & Mrs. Smith which comes from creator Donald Glover (Atlanta) and is based on the 2005 hit movie of the same name.

The original film starred Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as a bored married couple surprised to learn that they are both assassins working for competing agencies and that they have been assigned to kill each other.

Grossing over $487 million at the box office on a $110 million budget, there has been talk of an expansion on the blockbuster for the years, which is finally set to arrive on the small screen courtesy of Glover and his fellow Atlanta writer Francesca Sloane.

Glover will also star in the series in the Pitt role, while Maya Eskrine (Pen15) will take on Jolie’s part. Eskrine replaced Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was initially cast as the co-lead of the show before exiting the project.

Also among the actors to appear in the series are John Turturro (Severance), Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You), Parker Posey (The Staircase), Paul Dano (The Fabelmans) and Wagner Moura (Narcos).

Consisting of eight episodes – the first two of which will be directed by Hiro Murai (Atlanta, Barry) – Mr. and Mrs. Smith will land on Prime Video sometime in November 2023.

You can check out the first footage from the series in the video below showcasing Prime Video’s upcoming projects.

And to check out the rest of this week’s big trailers in the world of film and TV, scroll down.

Blue Beetle

Starting off with movies, this upcoming superhero flick is based on the DC Comics character Jaime Reyes aka Blue Beetle (Xolo Maridueña) and will land in Irish cinemas on 18 August.


Get Out’s Caleb Landry Jones stars in this action thriller drama from French director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Léon) about “a boy bruised by life who finds his salvation through the love of his dogs”.

Dogman will be released in Ireland sometime after it arrives in theatres in France on 27 September.


Speaking of France, Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) stars as the titular French emperor in this historical epic from legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott (Gladiator).

It will be released in Irish cinemas on 22 November.

Love at First Sight

Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Haley Lu Richardson (The White Lotus) star in this Netflix romantic drama which will land on the streamer on 15 September.


Former Saturday Night Live writer Julio Torres directs and stars in this surrealist comedy focusing on an aspiring toy designer and his struggles in New York City.

Problemista does not have an Irish release date yet but will be out in the US on 4 August.


Inglorious Basterds’ Mélanie Laurent directs and stars in this Netflix action comedy about three female thieves.

Also featuring amongst its cast Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour) and Isabelle Adjani (Possession), it arrives on Netflix on 1 November.


Timothée Chalamet stars in this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel which details Willy Wonka’s rise as a chocolatier.

From Paul King, the director of Paddington and its sequel, Wonka arrives in Irish theatres on 15 December.


Moving onto TV, Rosario Dawson stars in this spin-off of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, that will premiere on Disney+ on 23 August.

Dreaming Whilst Black

This BBC comedy follows an aspiring filmmaker in London who decides to quit his dead end job in order to try and achieve his dream.

It premieres on 24 July on BBC Three.


Featuring amongst its cast Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) and Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), this Netflix series details the origins and aftermath of America’s opioid epidemic.

Based on true events, Painkiller will premiere on the service on 10 August.

Special Ops: Lioness

From Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan, this spy thriller follows a young Marine (Laysla De Oliveira) recruited to join the real-life Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organisation from within.

Co-starring Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldaña, Special Ops: Lioness will premiere on Paramount+ on 23 July.

Twisted Metal

Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) stars in this post-apocalyptic action comedy based on the video game of the same name.

It will premiere on Peacock on 27 July.

The Witcher Season 3 Volume 2

Last but not least, The Witcher’s final batch of episodes starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia will also be released on 27 July.

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