November 7, 2012 at 4:42 am #265270
The series takes a sometimes darkly comic look at two KGB spies posing as a normal suburban couple, Phillip (Matthew Rhys, Brothers & Sister) and Elizabeth (Russell), whose mission remains a secret even to their children, but begins to come undone by Phillip’s growing attraction to the American way of life, and the additional pressure of finding out their neighbor, Stan (Noah Emmerich), is an FBI agent working in counterintelligence. The couple must also contend with a progressively more real and intimate relationship, while they navigate the complex web of spies and informants they are responsible for.
The Americans comes from Justified and Falling Skies executive producer Graham Yost and is written by Falling Skies writer Joe Weisberg – who is also a former CIA agent. So far, Weisberg is most well known for his work on TNT’s alien invasion drama, but with his firsthand knowledge of the intelligence community, he stands to breakout with this new series. Yost, meanwhile, has dished out three acclaimed seasons of southern-fried justice with a side helping of dark humor onJustified, making FX eager to have his talents on board this series.
The Americans will mark the first lead role in a drama series for Russell since she was on the J.J. Abrams hit Felicity. Since then, Russell has popped up in Abrams’ feature directorial debut, Mission: Impossible III, and was most recently seen on the FOX comedy Running Wilde,November 7, 2012 at 4:44 am #265272
FX’s Homeland??? Hopefully!!! I can/will watch both!!!RileyParticipantJoined:Oct 11th, 2010Topics:80Posts:10772November 7, 2012 at 11:30 am #265273
Nervous about Yost spending so much time on this when he has Justified on his plate, but I guess Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk can do it. Then again, their shows are Glee and American Horror Story.uncreativenameMemberJoined:Nov 4th, 2010Topics:13Posts:867November 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm #265274
I saw the preview for this the other day and it looks really promising.RenatonMemberJoined:Jun 4th, 2011Topics:18Posts:7711November 7, 2012 at 5:48 pm #265275
Nervous about Yost spending so much time on this when he has Justified on his plate, but I guess Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk can do it. Then again, their shows are Glee and American Horror Story.
Murphy and Falchuk can do it because their shows are terrible no matter what anywaysIckyParticipantJoined:Jun 28th, 2012Topics:22Posts:4500November 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm #265276
I actually think AHS is good this season. It’s mix of camp and horror homage is clicking. The first season didn’t do anything for me,KatelynSimonMemberJoined:Oct 9th, 2012Topics:0Posts:4November 7, 2012 at 10:47 pm #265277
Hopefully!!! I can/will watch both!!!November 8, 2012 at 5:34 am #265278
[quote=”thedemonhog”]Nervous about Yost spending so much time on this when he has Justified on his plate, but I guess Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk can do it. Then again, their shows are Glee and American Horror Story.
Murphy and Falchuk can do it because their shows are terrible no matter what anyways [/quote]
Very well said…..!!!!
AHS’ current season is so crappy, i want to go back and watch the first season…..December 4, 2012 at 5:50 am #265279
Jan. 30!!! Here’s to hoping this’ll be good!!!eastwestParticipantJoined:Jun 6th, 2011Topics:117Posts:3514January 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm #265280
bumpJanuary 26, 2013 at 6:01 am #265281
in about 5 days….eastwestParticipantJoined:Jun 6th, 2011Topics:117Posts:3514Graeme O’NeilMemberJoined:Sep 28th, 2011Topics:21Posts:2272January 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm #265283
Keri Russell needs a hit. And soon.RaylanMemberJoined:May 25th, 2011Topics:15Posts:538January 26, 2013 at 7:49 pm #265284
Fx always has great dramas..SOA, Justified, Terriers, The Shield and so on. Im sure The Americans will be good.