FX has had a pretty impressive track record with original dramas. Shows like The Shield, Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck, Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story have all received critical acclaim and have also been big hits for the network. Well, FX is looking to keep that trend going with a brand new series called The Americans. The series stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys and has received a 13 episode order to start in January 2013.
The Americans’ takes place in the early 1980s following Elizabeth Jennings, one half of a KGB-arranged marriage planted within suburban Washington D.C., and increasingly tested by the Cold War’s escalation, and the “dangerous and darkly funny” relationships they maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. Along the way, spies Elizabeth and Philip Jennings find their fake relationship growing more passionate and genuine on a daily basis.