Hey, Felicity fans, rejoice!
It’s official: All three members of one of TV’s greatest love triangles (we dare you to say otherwise!) are coming back to TV: Scott Speedman (in ABC’s Last Resort), Scott Foley (in Fox’s The Goodwin Games), and now, Keri Russell. FX has picked up to series The Americans, a drama also starring Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters) and Noah Emmerich.
This news comes a week after FX president John Landgraf told critics at the TCAs that the pilot would very likely be picked up to series. We love a man who stays true to his word.
The Americans takes place in Washington, D.C., right after Ronald Reagan is elected president and revolves around two KGB spies, Phillip (Rhys) and Elizabeth (Russell), posing as an American married couple with two children. Their arranged marriage evolves into a genuinely loving relationship as they navigate the escalation of the Cold War, but their kids know nothing about Phillip and Elizabeth’s true identity. Adding another complication to the “happy” family is their neighbor Stan (Emmerich), a counter-intelligence FBI agent.
“We’re proud to welcome The Americans, a taut series that crackles with incredible performances rooted in character perspectives never explored on a U.S. television series, to FX’s line up of quality dramas,” Landgraf says in a statement. The Americans, which starts production in October, is set to premiere in early 2013.
What’s your initial take on The Americans? Are you as excited as we are about Keri Russell’s coming back to TV?