Television Blog

NewsOK | BLOGS

“The Americans” debuts Jan. 30 on FX

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm •  Published: January 29, 2013
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star in "The Americans." - FX Photo
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star in "The Americans." - FX Photo

 

The new FX spy drama “The Americans,” starring Keri Russell (“Felicity”) and Matthew Rhys (“Brothers & Sisters”) debuts at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.

A summary of the series, provided by FX, is as follows:

“The Americans” 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 (Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Russell), who have two children – 13-year-old Paige (Holly Taylor) and 10-year-old Henry (Keidrich Sellati), who know nothing about their parents’ true identity – 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 spies and informants under their control. Complicating their relationship further is Philip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life. Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent. Stan and his partner, Agent Chris Amador (Maximiliano Hernandez), are members of a new division of Counterintelligence tasked with fighting against foreign agents on U.S. soil, including KGB Directorate S illegals, Russian spies posing as Americans.

Follow me on Twitter: @MelissaHayer