Are Donald Glover & Maya Erskine In ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ S2?

On May 14, Variety reported that Mr. & Mrs. Smith has been renewed for a second season at Amazon Prime Video. However, “sources say that Season 1 stars Donald Glover and Maya Erskine are not expected to return to star in Season 2. Glover is still credited as a co-creator and executive producer on the series alongside Francesca Sloane, who will return as showrunner.”

Mixed Messages from Public Appearances

During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Glover and Erskine discussed the Variety report but didn’t provide definitive answers. When asked about their involvement in the upcoming season, Glover stated, “You know, I don’t know. It’s like November 28, and the kids know there’s a Christmas present, and they’re like, ‘Mom, where’s the Christmas present?’” Kimmel countered this by saying, “No, it’s not like that. It’s like it’s November 28, and the kids don’t know if Santa is even coming.”

Glover emphasized the uncertainty by adding, “You might ruin Christmas if you tell the kids anything too early.” Erskine hinted at the element of surprise, saying, “It’ll be more fun if you see the second season — you wanna wait!” In closing, Glover offered, “Who says we’re not in it? Maybe we are, maybe we aren’t.”

Showrunner’s Perspective

Francesca Sloane, the showrunner of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, addressed the Variety report on Entertainment Weekly’s The Awardist podcast last month. She commented, “I was just talking to Donald last night about this, and we were laughing because one of the pieces of press said, ‘According to our sources,’ and we’re like, ‘Who are these sources?’”

Sloane emphasized the intentional ambiguity surrounding the cast for Season 2: “We wrote a cliffhanger, we thought about it long and hard. It was one of the first things that we wrote. Why in the world — we haven’t said anything — but why in the world would we ruin a cliffhanger based on a headline?”

Wrapping Up

While Mr. & Mrs. Smith has been confirmed for a second season, the involvement of Donald Glover and Maya Erskine remains ambiguous. Both the actors and the showrunner have neither confirmed nor denied their return, maintaining a level of suspense for the audience. For more updates and to stay informed about the latest developments, visit HitPlay.

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