Although there has been no official word, it looks like The Americans TV show on FX has been renewed for a fifth season. Early this month, executive producer Joel Fields tweeted a photo of what must be The Americans writers’ war room. The picture features a conference table set up with name cards, notebooks, pens, and highlighters. A message on the whiteboard in the background reads: “WELCOME TO SEASON 5.” Check it out, below.
Something is scrawled underneath in smaller letters, but it is illegible to us. If you can tell what it says, hit us up, in the comments. We can report the text of Fields’ tweet reads, “First day of Season 5 Writers’ Camp! 🙂 #TheAmericans.” The series stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as Russian spies, living in the D.C. area, as ordinary, married American travel agents, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings.
Check out Fields’ photo and tweet.
— Joel Fields (@joel_fields) April 4, 2016
As we covered in mid-March, showrunners Joe Weisberg and Fields say that FX has already told them that the decision on when to end the show will be a creative one, not a business one, so there is little chance of The Americans being cancelled mid-stream.
As of that report, Weisberg and Fields said they think The Americans will run for five or six seasons. The fourth season of The Americans just passed its mid-point. Episode seven, of the 13-episode season four, aired Wednesday, April 27th.
In that episode, “Travel Agents” the KGB and the FBI race to track down a lead, and Martha realizes her life will never be the same. A FX Original series, The Americans airs Wednesdays at 10:00pm ET/PT, on FX.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Americans TV series on FX? How many seasons would you like to see this spy drama-thriller last?