Leading the cast alongside Glover is Maya Erskine of PEN15 and Man Seeking Woman, while Thursday's brief teaser also gives us glimpses at a supporting cast that includes Parker Posey and Paul Dano. As may recall, Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge was originally set to join Glover in the series but later exited the project due to creative differences.
"You don’t want to get in the way of a vision,” she told Vanity Fair earlier this year. “Creative collaboration is like a marriage, and some marriages don’t work out.”
Mr. & Mrs. Smith, co-created by Glover with Francesca Sloane and based on the 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, debuts all eight episodes on Feb. 2. Also featured among the cast are Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza González, Sarah Paulson, Sharon Horgan, Ron Perlman, Billy Campbell, Úrsula Corberó, Michaela Coel, John Turturro, Wagner Moura, and more.
Below, peep the show's official synopsis:
Two lonely strangers land a job working for a mysterious spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth, world travels and a dream brownstone in Manhattan. The catch: new identities in an arranged marriage as Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Now hitched, John and Jane navigate a high risk mission every week while also facing a new relationship milestone. Their complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they catch real feelings for each other. What’s riskier, espionage or marriage?
And here's a selection of episodic shots providing a slightly closer look at what to expect with what Prime Video has billed as a "reimagining" of the original film, including a photo that was quick to draw Chance the Rapper jokes earlier this week:
Glover last worked with Prime Video on his and Janine Nabers' Swarm, starring Dominique Fishback in an unforgettable performance that ultimately landed her an Emmy nomination.