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More 80’s cold war spying for ‘The Americans’


Updated June 1st 2014

This story contains spoilers for the season 2 finale!

FX 80’s set spy drama, The Americans has been renewed for a third season of 13 episodes.

The second series has just finished airing on FX in the US, and ITV in the UK, and follows the Jenning’s family headed up by Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell who are two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. unbeknownst to their two children, Paige and Henry.

FX Networks President of Original Programming Eric Schrier said: “The Americans continues to be one of the best shows on television.”

Noah Emmerich also stars as an FBI agent who also happens to be their neighbour.

The finale of season 2 saw Philip and Elizabeth faced with an order from The Centre to tell Paige (Holly Taylor) who they really are and make her a KGB spy. Meanwhile, Nina (Annet Mahendru) is to be put on trial and possibly executed after Stan decided not to betray his country by handing over a computer program to the Russians.

The family espionage drama is created by and executive produced by Joe Weisberg, a former CIA agent; Fox TV Studios and FX Prods make the series.

ITV is yet to announce if it will be acquiring the UK rights to air the third season.