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[08/09/12 - 09:40 AM]
FX Waves Flag for "The Americans" - Network Orders 13 Episodes of New Drama Series Starring Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich
The series begins production in October and is scheduled to premiere in early 2013.

[via press release from FX]

FX WAVES FLAG FOR "THE AMERICANS"

Network Orders 13 Episodes of New Drama Series Starring Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich

Series Created by Executive Producer/Showrunner Joe Weisberg and Executive Produced by Graham Yost, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank

Pilot Episode Directed by Gavin O'Connor

Scheduled to Premiere in Early 2013

LOS ANGELES, August 9, 2012 - FX has placed a 13-episode order for its next drama series The Americans, announced John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks. The series begins production in October and is scheduled to premiere in early 2013.

The Americans, created by Joe 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.

"We're proud to welcome The Americans, a taught 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," said Landgraf. "We're equally excited to welcome Graham Yost's talented young Padawan Joe Weisberg as Creator/Showrunner. He joins a long line of gifted writer/producers who have taken their first shot at greatness on FX."

Weisberg is Executive Producer/Showrunner, alongside Executive Producer Graham Yost. Gavin O'Connor directed the Pilot episode of The Americans. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of DreamWorks Television are Executive Producers of The Americans. Falvey and Frank initially approached Weisberg about writing a piece set in the final years of the Cold War, spurred by the FBI's arrests of multiple KBG sleeper agents living in the northeastern U.S. in the summer of 2010. The Americans is co-produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions.

"For the last two years, I've worked with the incredible people at FX, FTVS, DreamWorks, and my personal television guru Graham Yost on this project," said Weisberg. "More recently, Gavin O'Connor joined our team, and turned the script we'd been working on for so long into a beautiful pilot. Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, and Max Hernandez were sensational in it, and a joy to be around. To have all of this come to fruition has been indescribably exciting. Really, I'm a writer, and I can't describe it. It's a great privilege and opportunity to get to make this television show. I can't wait to get to work on it."

The Americans marks Keri Russell's first leading role in series television since her successful run in Felicity, for which she won a Golden Globe(R) Award Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Drama. She has gained wide acclaim for her performances in the feature films Waitress and The Upside of Anger. Matthew Rhys most recently starred as Kevin Walker in the ABC drama series Brothers and Sisters. Emmerich has a long list of successful film and television credits, and he co-starred in Miracle and Warrior, both directed by O'Connor.

Weisberg previously worked for the CIA and went on to become an accomplished author. He then moved into television, becoming a writer on TNT's hit series Falling Skies.

Yost is recognized as one of the finest writer/producers in television. In addition to serving as Executive Producer/Showrunner on FX's Emmy(R), Peabody, AFI Award winning drama series Justified, Yost created NBC's critically acclaimed drama series Boomtown. He was also a Co-Executive Producer of HBO's award-winning miniseries The Pacific, and a writer on HBO's award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers.

O'Connor directed the acclaimed feature films Warrior and Miracle.

The Americans will be the third drama series on the FX schedule. The award-winning drama Sons of Anarchy, the highest-rated series in FX history, returns for its fifth season on Tuesday, September 11 and will air Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT for 13 weeks. The Emmy, Peabody and AFI award-winning drama Justified begins production of its fourth season in October and returns in January. FX will begin production on it next drama Pilot, The Bridge, which is adapted from the Scandinavian series Bron. The Bridge centers on two detectives from the United States and Mexico who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the border after a dead body is found on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez.

About Fox Television Studios

Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for US broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters. The studio produces the hit series Burn Notice, currently in its sixth season, and White Collar, now in its fourth season, both for USA; and the series The Glades for A&E, currently in season three. FtvS also is in production on Graceland, its new series for USA from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, and is producing for the network the pilot Sirens, written by Denis Leary and Bob Fisher who executive-produce along with Jim Serpico (project is from Leary and Serpico's Apostle and Fox TV Studios). Among the studio's unscripted programming is the competition series The Great Escape for TNT.

About FX Productions

FX Productions produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, the upcoming comedy Legit, and the new late night series BrandX with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. FXP co-produces the award-winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy and Justified. FXP currently has production output deals in place with RCG Productions, the production company of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Executive Producer/Showrunners Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, and Floyd County Productions, the production company of Archer Executive Producer/Showrunners Adam Reed and Matt Thompson. FXP recently announced a cable exclusive, first-look pact with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and their Color Force production company, producers of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid feature franchise and The Hunger Games. It was the first POD deal for FX Productions that was not established through a prior existing relationship with the studio.

About FX

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series Sons of Anarchy and Justified; the miniseries American Horror Story, which earned 17 primetime Emmy Awards tying for the most nominations of any program this year and the most nominations for a miniseries in basic cable history; the acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, BrandX with Russell Brand, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Legit. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.





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