After debuting with a record 5.1 million viewers for the pilot episode of the series and having only aired 4 episodes so far, FX has announced that it has renewed its freshman drama The Americans for a second season.
“The Americans has quickly established itself as a key part FX’s acclaimed drama line-up,” said FX President John Landgraf in a statement. “Executive Producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields and Graham Yost and their collaborators are telling riveting and deeply emotional stories and the performances of Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich and the entire cast are simply outstanding. The show is truly worthy of its widespread critical acclaim and we are confident that its quality will continue to yield a robust and passionate audience.”
FX also announced that the season 1 finale of the series will air on May 1st.
With the series premiere of the new FX drama The Americans right around the corner, FX has just released a first look clip for their freshman drama. The series stars Kerri Russelll as Elizabeth Jennings and Matthew Rhys as Phillip Jennings.
The premise is that a group of Soviet KGB officers have been trained to impersonate American citizens, so that each one can become a sleeper agent, with a cover which may even include an unwitting spouse and family.
The series will premiere on January 30, 2013 at 10pm.
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.