MR. & MRS. SMITH (2024) on Prime Video is a new series based on the 2005 hit movie. A lot has changed, which makes for a very entertaining eight episodes. The series premieres with all episodes. Read our full Mr. & Mrs. Smith Season 1 review here!

MR. & MRS. SMITH (2024) is a new Prime Video series inspired by the world, we came to know with the 2005 hit movie. That movie starred Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as a married couple who never realized they were both assassins working for competing companies.

In this series version, it’s been turned on its head in the sense that “John” (Donald Glover) and “Jane” (Maya Erskine) are matched as Smiths (or, you know, assassins). The two meet as strangers and are given new IDs along with a marriage certificate before being put to work virtually immediately.

We’ve watched all eight episodes in the season for this review. And yes, you should expect that you’ll want to binge-watch this one.

Continue reading our Mr. & Mrs. Smith series review below. Find season 1 on Prime Video on February 2, 2024.

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With Prime Video’s 2024 series version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, we meet two rather lonely strangers. To us and each other, they will be known simply as John and Jane. That’s because they are the new Smiths.

They both land a job, where they are working for a mysterious spy agency. It’s a job that offers paid housing while essentially being a “gig job”. However, with the amount they get per gig, it’s not like they land in the classic “gig income”-situation of living hand-to-mouth.

As the new Mr. & Mrs. Smith, John and Jane are living the glorious life of espionage with obscene wealth, world travels, and of course an actual dream brownstone in Manhattan.

Of course, the catch is that they also go into an arranged marriage as Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Also, they never really have time off, and their job is very high-risk. As in they might get killed and they will definitely have to kill others.

Though already a complex life, it gets even more tricky when they catch real feelings for each other. Just like in the movie, we will come to realize that marriage may just be even more risky than espionage.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2024) – Review | Season 1 | Prime Video

Meet the 2024 versions of John and Jane

While a lot has changed for this 2024 series version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the chemistry between our John and Jane is still amazing. The two are very different, but not only do opposites attract, but their different skill sets are key to their missions.

I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about seeing Donald Glover and Maya Erskine (Hulu’s PEN15) as the 2024 Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but they completely won me over. Before episode 1 was even over, I was on board with these two and their crazy ways. As the series progresses, I only became happier with them as John and Jane.

When the series opens, it’s with a short scene that references the 2005 movie versions of John and Jane Smith. Though, no, they are not portrayed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Admittedly, I kept hoping that they’d show up.

However, with the brilliant guest stars that are part of this Prime Video series – including in that opening scene – I was still very content!

With each episode, a brilliant guest star

When it comes to guest stars, Mr. & Mrs. Smith has hit the jackpot with someone special (often more than one) for every single episode.

We’re talking John Turturro, Ron Pearlman, Alexander Skarsgård, Billy Campbell, Eiza González, and the amazing Michaela Coel.

In somewhat (in a way) recurring roles, we also see Paul Dano as the neighbor of The Smiths as well as Wagner Moura, Parker Posey, Beverly Glover (Donald Glover’s real-life mom), and Sarah Paulson.

All of these guest stars have such wonderful and fun characters that you can easily understand why they signed on for this project.

Watch season 1 of Mr. & Mrs. Smith on Prime Video now!

The creators of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in this 2024 version are Donald Glover and Francesca Sloane. The two have also worked together on the Atlanta series, so they knew what they were getting into. Unlike the Jane and John of this series.

And, of course, Simon Kinberg is also credited as he wrote the screenplay for the 2005 movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith. After all, this series was inspired by the world and original characters Simon Kinberg created.

The directors on season 1 are Karena Evans (Dead Ringers), Hiro Murai (Station Eleven), and Amy Seimetz (She Dies Tomorrow). They all directed two episodes. Also, the cinematographer on many of the episodes, Christian Sprenger, directs one episode. Finally, Donald Glover himself directed the season finale.

And, trust me, when you watch episode 8 (the season finale), you will be very eager to know if Mr. & Mrs. Smith has a season 2 in the works. Though the series could have just this single season, I hope we’ll get word that season 2 is greenlit and about to start shooting.

Both due to the classic cliffhanger ending and because I loved this 2024 series version!

Mr. & Mrs. Smith Season 1 premieres on Prime Video with all eight episodes on February 2, 2024


Creators: Donald Glover and Francesca Sloane
Directors: Karena Evans, Hiro Murai, Amy Seimetz, Donald Glover, Christian Sprenger
Cast: Donald Glover, Maya Erskine, Paul Dano, Parker Posey, Wagner Moura, Beverly Glover, Alexander Skarsgård, Ron Perlman, John Turturro, Billy Campbell, Sharon Horgan, Michaela Coel


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?

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