‘The Americans’ episode 1 – Info and picture gallery

ITV’s US import, The Americans begins this Saturday, with the channel having already brought the UK rights to show the first two series expectation is high. And having seen it, it doesn’t disappoint! Check out the episode one info and gallery below…

In 1981, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) are undercover Soviet intelligence agents from the secretive Directorate S of the KGB sent to the U.S. 15 years ago to work deep cover in Washington, D.C.

Their assumed identities are a married couple who run a travel agency, and even their own children Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati) do not know their secret.

Before coming to the U.S., they were instructed not to share their personal lives with each other.

The Jennings become stuck with Timochev, a Soviet defector they had abducted to send back to the Soviet Union.

Meanwhile, FBI Counter-Intelligence Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) has moved in across the street with his family. Philip and Elizabeth must figure out what to do with Timochev, who remains locked in the trunk of their car, while they contemplate whether or not Beeman’s arrival is a coincidence.

The Americans starts Saturday 1 June at 10pm on ITV.

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