‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ Renewed For Season 2 (With One Crucial Twist)
— 15 May 2024

‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ Renewed For Season 2 (With One Crucial Twist)

— 15 May 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

By now, you will have binged Amazon Prime Video‘s Mr & Mrs Smith in its entirety — right through to that cliffhanger ending which practically demands a second season. But when can we expect Mr & Mrs Smith season 2?

Similar to the original 1996 series and 2004 Doug Liman film of the same name, this inventive reboot series follows John (Donald Glover) and Jane Smith (Maya Erskine): spies who are paired by a mysterious agency that offers wealth, world travel, and a dream brownstone in Manhattan in exchange for a high-risk life of espionage-based servitude.

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“I’m not a big fan of remakes, so this was kind of a big deal to kind of take it on,” Glover, who also co-created and executive-produced alongside Francesca Sloane, told Entertainment Tonight.

“Once I saw the original, I was like, ‘This is a good date movie.’ And I was like, ‘Maybe I could make a good date show out of it?’ Like, you know, something me and my wife could watch together.”

And what a cracking date show it is. Here’s what we know about Mr & Mrs Smith season 2 so far.

Mr & Mrs Smith season 2 has been confirmed by Amazon Prime Video

Mr & Mrs Smith Season 2 Release Date Cast Trailer News

While Amazon Prime Video has now officially greenlit Mr & Mrs Smith season 2, sources indicate that neither Donald Glover nor Maya Erskine are returning as starring talent with the streamer being unusually evasive; although the former will still be credited as co-creator and executive producer alongside returning showrunner Francesa Sloane.

“We are excited to announce that a second season of our groundbreaking spy series Mr & Mrs Smith is in the works for our global Prime Video customers,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon MGM Studios.

“The success of the first season, with its incredibly modern, sexy reinvention of the original film, is a testament to the brilliant creators Donald Glover and Francesa Sloane. We are proud to bring you another season filled with unforgettable journeys and new adventures.”

Which brings us to the next section…

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What will Mr & Mrs Smith season 2 be about?

[WARNING: Major Spoilers Ahead]

We have to remember one thing: the show’s title doesn’t necessarily refer to Donald Glover and Maya Erskine’s John and Jane as the eponymous Smiths. It’s simply a moniker assigned to the organisation’s employees, which pretty organically allows the show to adopt an anthology structure a la True Detective.

And as demonstrated throughout season 1, there are (and have been) plenty of other John and Jane Smiths.

In the opening sequence of the first episode (‘First Date’), we witness the brutal firefight execution of another John (Alexander Skarsgard) and Jane Smith (Eiza Gonzalez) who were “tired of running”; ostensibly at the hands of enforcer Smiths portrayed by Wagner Moura and Parker Posey.

Later on, it’s implied that Skarsgard and Gonzalez’s duo botched enough missions to be punished by the organisation’s unforgiving three-strike failure system. And the same fate looked like it was on the cards for Donald Glover and Maya Erskine’s accidental lovebirds.

During the closing scenes of season 1, the Glover-Erskine Smiths managed to kill the Other John (Moura) before escaping to the safe room. Glover’s John, however, is mortally wounded and bleeding out fast.

In something of a breakthrough character moment, Erskine’s Jane agrees to have kids, reveals her real name is Alana, and chooses to make a last stand against Other Jane (Posey) armed with a single bullet. Outside their building, three shots are ambiguously fired with no clarification regarding who prevailed. Though the death of the Glover-Erskine Smiths seems like a pretty clean exit, if you ask me.

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“I think that there’s definitely a lot more story to tell here,” showrunner and co-creator Francesca Sloane told Entertainment Weekly.

“And I think that we definitely feel like this is a fully satisfied story if it were to just live on its own. But it definitely has more legs to keep going, that’s for sure.”

She added: “I feel like we’ve really earned the finale in terms of its gloriousness, but I also feel like people who have never even heard of the original IP of Mr & Mrs Smith will watch that and feel like it is a well-rounded, exciting, shoot-em-up romance with a really interesting ending. And I think that the ending is something that will have a lot of people talking.”

Do we know the Mr & Mrs Smith season 2 cast?

Mr & Mrs Smith Season 2 Release Date Cast Trailer News

At this stage, given not even Donald Glover and Maya Erskine have been guaranteed, it’s literally anybody’s guess. If the series does take the anthology route, expect brand-new stars.

In the same discipline as FX’s The Bear season 2, the first season of Mr & Mrs Smith showcased enough restraint to use their stacked guest star lineup effectively without milking them to the point of exhaustion.

The short-lived appearances of Alexander Skarsgard, Eiza Gonzalez, and John Turturro, for example, served the ongoing story perfectly; while the single-episode arcs involving Ron Perlman’s Toby Hellinger and Sarah Paulson’s couples therapist were nothing short of delightful.

Whatever the case, more eyebrow-raising names will certainly be tapped.

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When is the Mr & Mrs Smith season 2 release date?

Assuming production kicks off soon, we can expect the Mr & Mrs Smith season 2 release date to be any time between early to mid-2025. This is also assuming the ever-busy Donald Glover can fit it within his professional schedule.

While it’s unclear how involved he’ll be behind the scenes from this point forward, the multi-hyphenate talent recently announced more music from his Childish Gambino moniker, along with a world tour set to begin this August through to February 2025.

Suffice it to say, there are a lot of moving parts.

Is there a Mr & Mrs Smith season 2 trailer?

There definitely isn’t a trailer for Amazon Prime Video’s Mr & Mrs Smith season 2 just yet. Check out the trailer for season 1 above (and stream season 1 in its entirety via Prime Video now).

Mr & Mrs Smith (2024)

Rotten Tomatoes Score
Genre Spy Dramedy
Stars Donald Glover, Maya Erskine, Parker Posey, Wagner Moura, Michaela Coel, John Turturro, Paul Dano, Paul Dano
Season 1

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. Now hitched, John (Donald Glover) and Jane Smith (Maya Erskine) 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?

Now that you’ve read what we know about Mr & Mrs Smith season 2 so far, check out our review of the Amazon Prime Video series starring Donald Glover and Maya Erskine; along with everything else coming soon to the streaming platform and more below:

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]