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I've been seeing more and more media about this series. Looks promising. I figured I would go a head and create the thread for a heads up.




'The Americans': FX Orders Cold War Spy Series Starring Keri Russell
Thursday, August 9, 2012 by the Huffington Post staff

Keri Russell is heading back to TV in FX's Cold War spy series "The Americans."

"The Americans," starring Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich, hails from Joe Weisberg with Graham Yost, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank attached as executive producers. The pilot, which is scheduled to air in early 2013, will be directed by Gavin O'Connor. Production begins in October.

“For the last two years, I've worked with the incredible people at FX, FTVS, DreamWorks, and my personal television guru Graham Yost on this project," Weisberg said in a statement. "More recently, Gavin O'Connor joined our team, and turned the script we'd been working on for so long into a beautiful pilot. Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, and Max Hernandez were sensational in it, and a joy to be around. To have all of this come to fruition has been indescribably exciting. Really, I'm a writer, and I can't describe it. It's a great privilege and opportunity to get to make this television show. I can't wait to get to work on it."

The new series is a period drama about the marriage of KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC. Set during the Reagan presidency, the show follows Phillip (Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Russell), two spies who are in an arranged marriage. The couple have two children who know nothing about their parents true identity. Phillip and Elizabeth must balance their relationship, along with the network of spies and informants that are under their control. Emmerich will play an FBI agent -- and new neighbor -- who works in counter intelligence. The first season will be 13 episodes.

“We're proud to welcome 'The Americans,' a taut series that crackles with incredible performances rooted in character perspectives never explored on a U.S. television series, to FX's line up of quality dramas,” John Landgraf, president of FX, said in a statement. "We're equally excited to welcome Graham Yost’s talented young Padawan Joe Weisberg as creator/showrunner. He joins a long line of gifted writer/producers who have taken their first shot at greatness on FX.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/09/the-americans-fx-keri-russell-tv-series_n_1760732.html



You can watch "The American" on FX in early 2013. I will keep this thread updated.

I will edit-in the official web-site for the series once it's available. For the mean time I can provide the IMDB link.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2149175/

Edit: 12/04/2012.
http://stage.fxnetworks.com/theamericans
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This one is already on my list. It looks interesting (I wonder if the creators were watching Salt before they came up with it?) and it's on FX. They rarely disappoint.

I just hope it sticks to being a thriller and doesn't get too soapy.


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I think this is going to debut about the same time as the 4th season of Justified. I wonder if they'll run back-to-back on tuesdays, or a tuesday-wednesday combination.
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FX’s Cold War Drama ‘The Americans’ Gets Premiere Date
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 by NELLIE ANDREEVA | Deadline.com

FX’s new drama series The Americans will premiere on Jan. 30, airing in the Wednesday 10 PM slot where the cable network currently airs American Horror Story: The Asylum. The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies (Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell) posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. Tensions heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent. The Americans was created by Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies), a former CIA agent-turned-author. Weisberg, Joel Fields, Graham Yost and Amblin TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank executive produce for Fox TV Studios and FX Prods. Here is the series’ first trailer, which was released last month.

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Looks interesting- I'll give it a shot... and Keri Russell is just icing on the cake smile.gif

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Margo Martindale Joins New FX Drama Series ‘The Americans’
By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Wednesday December 12, 2012 @ 12:30pm PST

Margo Martindale, whose turn on FX’s Justified earned her an Emmy, is back at the cable network, joining the cast of FX’s upcoming drama series, The Americans. The Americans, which premieres on January 30, is 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. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) – grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War. In at least eight episodes, Martindale will play Claudia, a KGB illegal living in the U.S. who delivers assignments to Philip and Elizabeth. The gig also reunites Martindale with Justified creator/exec producer Graham Yost, who executive produces The Americans alongside creator Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

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They're promoting this series like crazy. Hopefully it lives up to it's hype.
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They're promoting this series like crazy. Hopefully it lives up to it's hype.

It's FX. No worry. smile.gif

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good photo,i like that,They're promoting this series like crazy. Hopefully it lives up to it's hype. thank you 1.gif
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97 minute premiere tonight, be sure to adjust your DVRs accordingly.

Can't wait! I already have a crush on Keri Russell biggrin.gif
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97 minute premiere tonight, be sure to adjust your DVRs accordingly.

Can't wait! I already have a crush on Keri Russell biggrin.gif
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I've had a season pass setup for The Americans for sometime but thanks to a rave review by Andy Greenwald, which I read on Grantland today, I have my game face on for tonight's pilot. The Americans has a chance to be really good, Greenwald calls it "The best new show since Homeland." If The Americans even comes close to being as good as Homeland, I'm sure I'll love it.
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Wow. Its a nice feeling, having high hopes for a new show, and then having it exceed expectations.This is going to be fun.

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That was really good. The ending was nerve-whacking. I'm tuned in for next week as well.
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Will definitely continue to watch to see where this goes.

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There is definitely a lot of potential. So far it seems that FX has another winner on its hands.

Thankfully, they already burned through the obligatory use of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight." No show's use of that song will ever come close to matching its placement in the Miami Vice pilot episode.
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Not bad, not so sure it compares to Homeland besides having strong female lead.....Ill give this show a chance though as I faith in FX....
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John Landgraf and FX are top notch. FX always puts out great programming biggrin.gif
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I'm hooked!
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I'm not as stoked as you are all. All I can think of is that this is exactly the type of show that would have been a comedy 30 years ago.

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One of the only letdowns is it's on cable so the mature level is limited. You do not see a bunch of T&A, bloody violence, and curse words. If this show was on Showtime, Cinemax, or HBO I'm sure you'd see breasts in the first or 2nd episode tongue.gif

FX is known for their mature shows though. All-good in my book.
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I thought it was pretty good – having been born in the early 80s the Cold War/KGB is a little foreign to me but still rather intriguing. Similar to SOA I found myself pulling for the “bad guys” - the main characters over the FBI agent neighbor. I think it that’s why I liked it. It’s different from your average good guy/bad guy show. It’ll make it on the DVR for sure but I just don’t have the time to get invested into another show right now unless it’s on par with Justified/SOA/Walking Dead/Breaking Bad.

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Got a good laugh out of the Juice Newton line dancing. That year is one of the first I can really remember as a kid, and that song was played alot.
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One of the only letdowns is it's on cable so the mature level is limited. You do not see a bunch of T&A, bloody violence, and curse words. If this show was on Showtime, Cinemax, or HBO I'm sure you'd see breasts in the first or 2nd episode tongue.gif

FX is known for their mature shows though. All-good in my book.

THanksfully I dont need T&A or whatever to get me to like a show.......I loved Fringe and Rubicon and those had neither...Of course on these forums it sems to be dominated by those who want more and more of that lol...
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I liked the pilot. Glad to see they're willing to let a little profanity slip through the filters - all in all I thought it was a well-executed pilot.
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I thought I saw a little of Keri's nip in the beginning?
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I thought I saw a little of Keri's nip in the beginning?
eek.gif I did not take notice.

Did anybody else notice that the "viewer discretion is advised" screen was off?
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Personally, I was hoping for something a lot smarter. We'll see...
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eek.gif I did not take notice.

Did anybody else notice that the "viewer discretion is advised" screen was off?

They did have the TV-MA rating in the beginning along with every letter they could find in the alphabet. i don't remember if they actually said "Viewer discretion is advised" but I know Fox/FX loves to say that as a badge of honor.
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