The cast and crew of “The Americans” celebrated the FX show’s fifth season premiere on Saturday, February 25, in New York City at the DGA Theater. The new season hits the airwaves March 7, and it follows a recent awards breakthrough for the series. In 2016 the Cold War spy drama earned its first Emmy nomination for Best Drama Series, and Margo Martindale won her second consecutive Emmy for her role as sinister KGB spy Claudia. And she tells us we can expect to see more of her this year.
“I can tell you that you’re going to see a lot more of me this season,” Martindale told Gold Derby on the red carpet, “and I can say I will still be a very good soldier. It’s an incredible season, so fasten your seat belts.”
Martindale was introduced to “The Americans” in season one as Claudia, who became the handler for deep-cover Soviet agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell). The actress earned an Emmy nomination for Best Drama Guest Actress that season and for every season since, winning in 2015 and 2016. But in the last two seasons her returns to the show have been brief, and the last we saw Martindale she was advising the Jennings’ current handler, Gabriel (Frank Langella).
FX has already renewed “The Americans” for a sixth and final season to air in 2018. Are you excited for the return of the critically acclaimed spy drama? Watch our brief chat with Martindale above, and dish “The Americans” with Hollywood insiders in our forums.
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