FX has released the first trailer for the upcoming series The Americans, debuting in January. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star as Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings, a seemingly ordinary married couple with two kids, living in the Washington D.C. suburbs. What nobody knows is that the duo are actually spies for the KGB. Take a look at the first footage from this drama, created by Joseph Weisberg and executive produced by Graham Yost (Justified).
The Americans, created by Joseph Weisberg and starring Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich, is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Phillip (Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Russell), who have two children who know nothing about their parents true identity, grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. Complicating their relationship further is Phillip's growing sense of affinity for America's values and way of life. Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan (Emmerich), an FBI agent working in counter intelligence.