Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge exits new TV series

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Photo credit: Jon Kopaloff - Getty Images
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There's been a clash of creatives on the Mr & Mrs Smith TV series, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge exiting the project.

The Fleabag actress was due to be in the TV adaptation of the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 2005 film, which starred the pair as a married couple who discover they're both assassins that have been hired to kill each other.

Waller-Bridge was set to appear alongside her Solo: A Star Wars Story co-star Donald Glover, but apparently they had different creative visions for the show, so one of them just had to go.

Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA - Getty Images
Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA - Getty Images

They were both creating the show together for Amazon Prime Video, along with Fargo writer and producer Francesca Sloane.

However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it was an amicable split, everyone's still pals and the series is still on course for a 2022 release – though now they need to find a new leading lady.

Waller-Bridge won't be too bored without Mr & Mrs Smith to keep her busy as she already has quite a lot of filming to be getting on with as it is.

Photo credit: Jon Kopaloff - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jon Kopaloff - Getty Images

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She's currently shooting Indiana Jones 5 where she'll star alongside the legend that is Harrison Ford in an unknown role. With the first on-set pictures showing up, she looks pretty cool.

It's not her first experience working on Hollywood's huge franchises, as she was also part of the writing team for the upcoming Bond movie No Time to Die.

Waller-Bridge talked about being part of the "writing gang", calling the writing dynamic a "gang effort".

"I'd like to think I brought some fun to some characters," she said during a chat on This Morning last year.

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