[12/12/12 - 12:20 PM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner Margo Martindale Joins the Cast of "The Americans"
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys topline the drama, premiering Wednesday, January 30 on FX.

[via press release from FX]



NEW YORK, December 12, 2012 - Emmy(R) Award winning actress Margo Martindale has signed on to join the cast of FX's upcoming drama series, The Americans, which premieres on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT. The agreement with Martindale is for a minimum of eight episodes.

Martindale will play the role of "Claudia," a KGB illegal living in the U.S. who delivers assignments to KGB Directorate S illegals Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, Russian spies posing as Americans. Martindale returns to FX where she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as "Mags Bennett" in Justified, for which she also won the Broadcast Journalists Television Association Critics' Choice Award, and was nominated for Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama.

The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who have two children - 13-year-old Paige (Holly Taylor) and 10-year-old Henry (Keidrich Sellati), 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 Philip's growing sense of affinity for America's values and way of life. Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent. Stan and his partner, Agent Chris Amador (Maximiliano Hernández), are members of a new division of Counterintelligence tasked with fighting against foreign agents on U.S. soil.

Created and executive produced by Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies), a former CIA agent who went on to become an accomplished author, The Americans is produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions. Joel Fields and Graham Yost are also executive producers, along with Amblin Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

About FX Productions

FX Productions co-produces the award-winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy and Justified, and upcoming drama The Americans. FXP is the sole producer of the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, the upcoming comedy Legit, and the late night series BrandX with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

About Fox Television Studios

Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for US broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters. In addition to The Americans for FX, the studio produces the hit series Burn Notice, White Collar, and the upcoming Graceland, for USA; and The Glades for A&E, now in production on its fourth season. FTVS also is in production on the half-hour series Maron for IFC, a fictionalized look at the life of comedian and podcast sensation Marc Maron. Other current programming includes the pilot Sirens for USA, 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), and the original movie Prosecuting Casey Anthony, starring Rob Lowe, which will air in 2013 on Lifetime.

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 features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series Sons of Anarchy and Justified; the miniseries American Horror Story: Asylum; the upcoming drama series The Americans (January 30, 2013); 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 Anger Management; and the upcoming comedy Legit (January 17, 2013). 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.

  [december 2012]  


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