The Americans prepares for the endgame in season 6 teaser

As spies for Soviet Russia, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings have spent years trying to undermine Reagan-era America from the inside, and now their great game is coming to a close. The latest teaser for the final season of The Americans, which jumps ahead three years to 1987, indicates how much things have changed on the show.

The brief collage of clips is set to Elizabeth (Keri Russell) talking about a successful mission — but at the end of the teaser, it’s revealed she’s not talking to Philip (Matthew Rhys) at all, but rather to their daughter, Paige (Holly Taylor), now wearing her own spy disguise. Like mother, like daughter.

Bringing Paige along on her spying missions represents a dream come true for Elizabeth, as The Americans executive producer Joe Weisberg recently told EW.

“This is what Elizabeth has wanted for a long time, and it’s finally happening,” Weisberg said. “She’s getting to bring her kid along and go out and work with her sometimes and do things with her. She sometimes makes mistakes and that’s a little worrisome, but other times Paige really does well and is successful and that feels great.”

Watch the teaser above. The Americans season 6 premieres March 28 on FX.


BAM Gala 2018

On May 30, BAM honors filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, actor Jeremy Irons, and philanthropists Nora Ann Wallace and Jack Nusbaum for their invaluable contributions to film, performing arts, and cultural philanthropy. Gala chairs are William I. Campbell and Christine Wächter-Campbell, Thérèse Esperdy and Robert Neborak, Judith R. and Alan H. Fishman (BAM Chairman Emeritus), and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. With a deep commitment to supporting excellence in the arts across disciplines, rag & bone is the Evening Partner of BAM Gala 2018.

The festivities kick-off with a stunning Manhattan skyline arrival and continue with a contemporary art auction-led by honorary artist chair Diana Al-Hadid-featuring works by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Kiki Smith as guests enter cocktail hour. Directed by performance and design artist Andrew Ondrejcak the Pop art-inspired evening unfolds in bursts of neon with confetti brio as guests dine on artful cuisine by Great Performances and wine generously provided by the Crimson Wine Group. A trio of performances punctuate the soiree, featuring curated pairings of emerging and well-known artists.

Coinciding with the final few hours of bidding in the BAM Art Auction, an after party nearby at Pioneer Works features an intimate performance by Yeasayer. The after party is hosted by BAM’s Young Producers Leadership Committee, co-chaired by Natasha Chefer and Marcel Przymusinski. Continue reading BAM Gala 2018

When Innocence Is Lost Screen Captures

When Innocence Is Lost is an 1997 American drama television film directed by Bethany Rooney and written by Deborah Jones. It stars Keri Russell, Jill Clayburgh, Vince Corazza, Julie Khaner, and Charlotte Sullivan.

When Erica French (Keri Russell) opts to keep the baby she conceived in high school, she never dreamed that one day she would be fighting for custody against the child’s father, Scott Stone (Vince Corazza). Scott Stone initially fought for custody when Erica threatened to cut off his access to their daughter. Scott continues to try to be a part of his daughter’s life, but when Molly first breaks her arm at the playground then Scott’s mother finds mysterious bruises on her granddaughter, Scott again fights for custody of young Molly, and this time he wins because the court feels his family can provide a more stable environment for Molly than a public daycare can.

– When Innocence Is Lost DVD Captures

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Keri Russell Says Her ‘Americans’ Character Has Been an ‘Incredible Feminist Role to Play’

Keri Russell isn’t ready to say goodbye to The Americans.

Currently halfway through production on the sixth and final season of the FX spy drama, the 41-year-old actress took a moment to reflect on her six-year journey playing Elizabeth Jennings, a KGB officer posing as one-half of a married couple opposite real-life partner Matthew Rhys.

“I had no idea from the beginning the experience that it would turn into. I relish this experience,” Russell said at FX’s Television Critics Association press tour during The Americans’ farewell panel on Friday. “It’s been such an enjoyable, creative [time]. I know we’re set in this 1980s spy show, but it’s truly one of my favorite marriage stories, couched in this Cold War spy world. It’s just really sparse, interesting storytelling.”

“For me, playing Elizabeth, I just think as a woman, it’s been an incredible feminist role to get to play,” she continued. “It’s so rare to be so single-minded and she’s so successful at doing it. I’ve really enjoyed it. I’m happy it’s ending on such a high note while I’m still so excited and interested in the storylines. It’s been a great ride.”

Russell admitted that because they still have “two months” left in the filming schedule, she hasn’t had the opportunity to look back on this era in her life and career with any particular significance.

“It’s such an uphill sprint in a great way — that type of work lends itself to the show, the cold and the struggle of it all. I feel like heads are still down, charging up that hill. There’s not a lot of time for reflection. It’s about getting through these last few months,” she said. “It feels really good and satisfying, what [executive producers] Joe [Weisberg] and Joel [Fields] have created.”

The Americans returns for its sixth and final season on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.


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