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Published On: Fri, Dec 27th, 2013

‘The Americans’ season 2 gets official February start date

The popular FX drama The Americans has an official debut date.

FX announced Thursday that The Americans will air the premiere for season 2 will be on February 26. In November the network announced dates for many of their popular shows, but The Americans didn’t have a set date.

The Americans FX show bannerThe drama’s series premiere, which drew 5.1 million viewers overall, stands as FX’s most-watched drama debut to date.

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star as two sleeper KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban D.C. in the early 1980s. Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Annet Mahendru, Alison Wright and Susan Misner co-star in the series, produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Prods.

Season 2 will have 13 episodes.

Official synopsis: 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, including KGB Directorate S illegals, Russian spies posing as Americans.

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  1. g sanchez says:

    when will the newly episodes of the Americans air again? You haven’t entirely showed yet 39 episodes. waiting…

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