Keri Russell is a Russian spy? Felicity sure has come a long way. In the trailer for FX's new Cold War drama, "The Americans," Russell goes toe-to-toe with her spy husband while maintaining her all-American mom cover.
"The Americans" is set in 1981 and the Cold War is raging. Russell stars as Elizabeth Jennings opposite Matthew Rhys as Phillip, her spy husband via an arranged marriage. The couple has two children who know nothing about their true identity. Phillip and Elizabeth must strike a balance in their relationship and spy network of allies and informants. Noah Emmerich also stars as an FBI agent -- and new neighbor -- who works in counter intelligence. FX ordered a 13-episode Season 1 to debut in January 2013.
Joe Weisberg with Graham Yost, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers. Gavin O'Connor directed the pilot.
“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 a statement. "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."
Watch the trailer below.