The Russian spies return. FX has announced The Americans season six premieres on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 10:00pm ET/PT. This is the beginning of the end for Elizabeth and Philip, since FX announced season six would be the final outing, when it renewed it, back in May of 2016.
A 1980s Russian spy drama airing on the FX cable channel, The Americans stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Noah Emmerich, Costa Ronin, and Brandon J. Dirden. The FX TV series revolves around the lives and secret work of Elizabeth (Russell) and Philip Jennings (Rhys) — two Soviet KGB officers posing as a married American couple in the Washington, DC suburbs.
Check out this excerpt from the FX press release to learn more.
FX Networks Sets Upcoming Premiere Dates
Jan 5, 2018 1:44 PM
LOS ANGELES, January 5, 2018 – FX Networks has set the premiere dates for several of its most acclaimed and anticipated series, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. The slate includes Atlanta Robbin’ Season, the series premiere of the drama series Trust, and the sixth and final season of the acclaimed The Americans.
The premiere dates for the new and returning series are as follows:
- Atlanta Robbin’ Season – Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX
- Trust – Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX
- The Americans – Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX
FX Networks has previously announced the premiere dates for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX) and the third season of Baskets (Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX).
The Americans will premiere its sixth and final season on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. during the Reagan administration.
The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but as the pressures and demands of the job grow heavier, the personal toll becomes almost too exhausting to bear. Having revealed their true identities to their teenage daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), Philip and Elizabeth’s ability to protect their cover and their family’s safety deteriorates.
After a particularly fraught mission, Philip and Elizabeth decide to end their tour and take their family home to Russia. However, a game-changing development in one of their ongoing cases forces them to abandon those plans for the sake of the motherland. Now, Paige delves deeper into the family business, even as Philip takes a step back from it. The Jennings struggle to maintain a smokescreen of normalcy, especially around their son, Henry (Keidrich Sellati), who remains blissfully ignorant of the spies in his midst.
Their neighbor and Philip’s best friend, FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), has also yet to discover their true identities. Although he’s transferred divisions, Stan remains their greatest threat since his friend and former partner, Agent Dennis Aderholt (Brandon J. Dirden), leads the force tasked with uncovering the Soviet Illegals hiding in plain sight.
With Gorbachev in power in the Soviet Union, the winds of change are sweeping through both Russia and America, creating new perils. A growing rift within the KGB draws disillusioned former officer Oleg Burov (Costa Ronin) back into the fray, and may set Philip and Elizabeth on opposing sides as the Cold War reaches its boiling point.
The Americans was created by Joe Weisberg who, along with Joel Fields, serves as an Executive Producer and Writer. Graham Yost, Chris Long, Stephen Schiff and Mary Rae Thewlis are also Executive Producers, along with Amblin Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, and Joshua Brand is Consulting Producer. The Americans is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
What do you think? Are you still watching The Americans TV series? Is the FX TV show ending at the right time? If it were up to you, would The Americans be cancelled or renewed for season seven? Tell us.