I do not know about you people, but I am pretty excited about FX's 'The Americans.' The spy drama, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as two Russian spies living stateside as the Cold War draws down, looks fantastic from what has been released so far.
Another step in the right direction of having a great show happened today, as FX announced that Margo Martindale had signed up for a minimum of eight episodes. Martindale won an Emmy award in 2010 for her work on FX's 'Justified,' winning the best supporting actress in a drama series for her portrait of Mags Bennett during the series second season.
Martindale will also be playing a Russian spy in the United States. Her character, Claudia, will act as a liaison between the KGB and Phillip (Rhys) and Elizabeth (Russell).
Thirteen episodes have been ordered for the series, with a scheduled January 30 premiere date.
The series is being created by Joe Weisberg with Graham Yost, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank executive producing.
“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," Weisberg said in October. "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."