FX Sets Premiere Date for The Americans, Spy Drama Starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys

TA_120524_0051FX’s The Americans, starring Keri Russell (Felicity) and Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters), now has a series premiere date to spy: Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 10/9c.

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The Americans is described as a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected president. Rhys and Russell play Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, KGB Directorate S illegals in an arranged marriage that grows more passionate and genuine as it is constantly tested by the escalationTA_120524_0170(1) of the Cold War and the dangerous relationships they must maintain with a network of spies.

Complicating their covert situation further is Philip’s growing sense of affinity for the American way of life, plus the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan Beeman (White Collar‘s Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent whose beat is tracking foreign agents on U.S. soil — including Russian spies posing as Americans. Well that’s an unfortunate coinky-dink.

FX recently announced that its acclaimed drama Justified will return for Season 4 on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Watch a promo for The Americans here. Will you be tuning in?

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18 Comments
  1. is it be action-oriented?

  2. B says:

    I will definitely watch!

  3. Eric says:

    I’m not sure how interested I will be in the story itself, but Keri Russell, so I need to watch it anyways.

  4. Lorie says:

    I can’t wait!!!

  5. Mrs. Ben Covington says:

    KERI RUSSELL!! I love her and CAN’T. WAIT.

  6. Mark says:

    Where’s Scotty?

  7. wrstlgirl says:

    I miss Matthew Rhys /Brothers & Sisters. I’ll check it out.

  8. Jim says:

    I love the idea of an 80s period piece. I’ll check it out.

  9. Lauren says:

    Def checking this one out!

  10. Lauren says:

    Can’t wait!!!!

  11. Rich says:

    NOT interested at all. It seems like a platform for preaching politics. There’s just something about it that makes me want to pass on it. I’ll watch the first ep. to make sure.

  12. MC Maine says:

    I’m hopeful about it. I love Cold War espionage.

  13. BX says:

    Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell? Yep, I’ll definitely check it out. I miss Matthew Rhys on my television.

  14. AllyD says:

    Gotta watch, for Matthew Rhys if nothing else. I miss him on my TV

  15. Natalie says:

    I’m really interested in the premise of this show. I will be tuning in for sure. If FX can give this show the same level of quality and great writing as Justified, I’ll be hooked…

  16. Kristina says:

    Really like both the leads, so I’ll be watching.

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