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'Americans' promotes three to regulars for second season

Three guests on an FX spy drama have been bumped to regulars for the second season.

Susan Misner

Annet Mahendru plays Nina, a Russian spy, and Alison Wright plays FBI secretary Martha on “The Americans.” Susan Misner plays Sandra Beeman, and was also promoted to a regular.

Production on season two is expected to begin this fall. “The Americans” stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Cold War-era spies. It is Russell’s first regular role in a drama series since “Felicity.” She also recently appeared on the short-lived comedy “Running Wilde.” Rhys co-starred in ABC’s long-running “Brothers and Sisters” until recently.

The series was created by former CIA agent and “Falling Skies” writer Joe Weisberg. Weisberg exec produces with Joel Fields, Graham Yost and Justin Falvey from Amblin TV, and Darryl Frank for Fox TV Studios and FX Productions.

Mahendru has appeared on “2 Broke Girls,” “Mike & Molly” and “Big Time Rush,” as well as features “Escape from Tomorrow” and “Love Gloria.” UK native Wright appeared in “The Nanny Diaries.” This is his first television role.

Misner recently had an arc on ABC’s “Nashville,” as veterinarian Stacey who dated Deacon Claybourne (played by Charles Esten) until he reunited with Rayna James (played by Connie Britton).


Details
Show:
- The Americans (2013)
Person:
- Keri Russell
Network:
- FX

Written by: KurtK26
May 7th, 2013, 3:53 am

Images courtesy of FX

Anonymous

Message Posted On May 8th, 2013, 10:20 pm
I absolutely love this show and in part that's because they use native russian speakers (including Annet Mahendru) who speaks meaningful sentences not some mind blowing computer translated mumbo-jumbo. New Nikita is heavy on Russian too, but actors can't really speak and dialog almost have no sense.
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Message Posted On May 7th, 2013, 5:47 pm

Great news for an absolutely great show! :)

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