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FX has given the green light for another 13-episode season of The Americans, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, after airing only four episodes of its first season.
“The Americans has quickly established itself as a key part FX’s acclaimed drama line-up,” said John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks, in a press release. “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.”
Set in Washington D.C. in the 80s, the series features Russell and Rhys as two KGB spies posing as an American married couple. It premiered to 5.11 million viewers, the highest of any FX debut. The first season concludes on May 1.
To celebrate the series renewal, FX will air the first five episodes of The Americans back-to-back starting at 10:00 PM on Friday, March 1.