Espionage and Soviet agents in a Reagan-era Washington, D.C. is the backdrop of the FX hit show The American’s. Star Matthew Rhys (Philip Jennings) took some time to chat about what might transpire in Season 3 between Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth’s (Keri Russell) complicated relationship as a married couple who happen to be KGB agents living in Washington, D.C.
Will they follow orders revealing their true identities to their teenage daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) in order to one day mold her into an agent? How does guest star Frank Langella factor into the Jennings future? You’ll have to watch to find out! Season 3 of The American’s premieres Wednesday at 10/9c on FX.
Triple Tony Award-winner Frank Langella is joining FX’s The Americans in a recurring role. He will play the former handler of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, who comes out of retirement to play that role once more.
Season Three of The Americans is planned for January, 2015. For more, follow the jump.
Matthew Rhys plays a Russian spy on FX’s The Americans (Wednesdays, 10/9C) – a series that manages to persuade its audience to identify with (if not exactly cheer for) a married couple whose ultimate goal is absorption of the United States into communism. To further complicate matters, the two have two children – who very definitely have minds of their own and are as American as apple pie.
Over the show’s two seasons, the stakes have been raised on both the family and espionage fronts and, as the season finale approaches, Matthew Rhys spent some time chatting with a group of journalists/bloggers about his character and where the show is heading.
Things have gotten far too personal for the Jennings family this season on The Americans (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C), as we can see in the above clip from last week’s episode. Follow the jump for a peek at what’s next for our Russian spies.
When The Americans (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) returns tonight, Soviet sleeper agents Philips and Elizabeth Jennings face dangers from persons unknown and at least one person very well known. If you thought last season was taut and suspense-filled, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
When FX announced that it had greenlit a series about a family that was a Russian sleeper cell, I’m sure a lot of people were thinking something along the lines of ‘WTF?’ Then The Americans (Wednesdays, 10/9C) premiered and became the network’s latest big hit. Viewers quickly became addicted to the family drama (the Jennings children had no idea what their parents really did for a living) and the taut espionage storylines (bugging the Secretary of Defense!).
All the while, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings are facing their own crises of faith inregard to what they’re doing. The final scene of season, found their eldest, Paige, looking at the laundry room with new eyes, foreshadowing troubles ahead for the family.
On Friday, Matthew Rhys, Philip Jennings on the series, talking with a group of bloggers/journalists about what lies ahead for the Jennings family – and the counterintelligence operatives trying to uncover them.
If season one of The Americans (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) was about marriage, then season two looks to be about family. The Jennings kids are older and it’s getting harder for Philip and Elizabeth to be away for extended periods without there being some unwanted curiosity – and the last thing we saw in the first season finale was Paige checking out the laundry room… Whether from a changing family dynamic or ill-timed assignments, Philip and Elizabeth find themselves in more danger than ever.
Check out our first look video for season two of The Americans (returning Wednesday, February 26th) after the jump.
One of the biggest surprise of last season was The Americans (FX, : a spy drama about Communist sleeper agents posing as the perfect American nuclear family. FX has released a very cool new teaser for the show’s second season. Check it out after the jump.
The Americans (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) is spy thriller in which the protagonists are Soviet sleeper agents in the eighties at the beginning of the Reagan era. Since we won the Cold War, it’s only slightly subversive to root for these Soviet spies who have been made to marry and raise children while trying to ferret out American secrets and deal with Soviet sleepers who try to defect.