Joe Weisberg’s “The Americans” Picked Up For 13 Episodes By FX


It’s official, Keri Russell is coming back to television in a starring role portraying a women (Elizabeth) who’s married to a career liar portrayed by Matthew Rhys (Phillip). That’s only half the truth; Elizabeth and Phillip are both career liars who work for the Soviet Union. If you haven’t guessed by now, Russell and Rhys star as KGB spies who pose as a married couple in FX’s new series The Americans. And get this; their two children are clueless about mommy and daddy’s real identities. Of course they are; they’re KGB spies during the Cold War. And even better, their neighbor played by Noah Emmerich (Stan) is an FBI counterintelligence agent.  But a counterintelligence agent isn’t their only problem:

“Their relationship grows more passionate and genuine by the day but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of informants and spies under their control.”

FX has ordered 13 episodes of the Cold War spy drama, which is due to start production in October.

The Americans is created by Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies) who was once a spook himself, and the pilot episode was directed by Gavin O’Connor. Grahm Yost, Justin Falvey and Darry Franck are set to executive produce the series, which is being produced by Fox TV Studios and FX Productions.

FX is wasting no time; check out the promotional photos that were released hours after the announcement of the 13 episode series pickup.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter            Photos by: Jeff Neira/FX


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