It’s no secret: the FX cold war spy thriller ‘The Americans’ has been renewed for a third season.
Just halfway through its sophomore campaign, the drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys has earned at least one more year, with 13 episodes ordered for Season 3. Given the critical and public acclaim for the first season, and the continued success into the second, the announcement comes as no big surprise, but it is certainly welcome news for fans.
Last year, ‘The Americans’ won the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding New Program, and continues to excel so far this year, as the second season has earned on average just over 3 million viewers.
‘The Americans’ stars Russell and Rhys as Soviet spies living in Washington, D.C., posing as a married couple looking to infiltrate the American government. Noah Emmerich also stars as the couple’s neighbor who also happens to be an FBI Agent.
The series was created by Joe Weisberg, who serves as executive producer alongside Joel Fields and Graham Yost, the latter of which is the showrunner for another FX drama, ‘Justified.’
Production recently wrapped on the second season, but the drama continues tonight with Episode 8, titled “New Car,” and five more to follow this year.
‘The Americans’ airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX. The Season 2 finale is set for May 21.