Emmy-winning actress, writer and producer Phoebe-Waller Bridge has exited the new TV adaptation of Mr. & Mrs. Smith from Amazon. She was set to executive produce and star.
It has been reported by The Hollywood Reporter that the Fleabag creator and star exited the series due to creative differences with fellow Emmy winner Donald Glover, who also stars and executive produces the project.
THR states that Waller-Bridge and Glover “remain friends following what was described as an amicable split.” Glover initially approached Waller-Bridge about the collaboratoin.
Bridge’s role in the Mr. & Mrs. Smith series will be recast. Always on time, Black Twitter has already touted ideas for a recast, mainly acclaimed actress Nicole Beharie.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith is based on Doug Liman’s 2005 film, which told the story of a married couple that learns they are spies tasked with killing each other.
In February, we reported that Glover inked an eight-figure deal with Amazon.
As reported in The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive, “The pact is believed to include a content channel of sorts that will spotlight Glover’s work and other curated content on Amazon’s Prime Video hub. Additionally, Stephen Glover — who wrote and produced on Atlanta alongside his brother — has also signed an overall deal with Amazon.”