The Americans season 4 to premiere on March 16, 2016
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About the show
The Americans is an American television period drama series that airs on the FX channel. This spy fiction series was created and produced by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg who also serves as an executive producer of the show along with Joel Fields (Rizzoli & Isles), Graham Yost (Justified), Justin Falvey (Under the Dome), Darryl Frank (Falling Skies ) and Gavin O'Connor (Warrior). Season 1 of The Americans premiered in the United States on January 30, 2013, on the cable network FX.
The storyline of The Americans is set during the period of the Cold War in the 1980s. The two main characters are Elizabeth (portrayed by Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (portrayed by Matthew Rhys). They are both Soviet KGB officers who live in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and pose as an ordinary American married couple. Even their own children (portrayed by Holly Taylor and Keidrich Sellati) have no idea who their parents really are. It also so happens that their neighbor, Stan Beeman (portrayed by Noah Emmerich) is an FBI counterintelligence agent. Will he ever develop any suspicions about his “ordinary” neighbors?
Even though the series The Americans has a spy setting, the creator of the show aimed at ultimately telling a story of a marriage. The series revolves around the personal and professional lives of the Jenningses, sometimes incorporating real-life events into the narrative as inspired by Joe Weisberg’s own CIA experiences.
On April 16, 2014, FX renewed the series for a third season consisting of 13 one-hour episodes, which premiered on January 28, 2015.
UPDATED: On March 31, 2015, FX renewed the series for a fourth season consisting of 13 episodes to premiere in 2016.
UPDATED January 17, 2016: During the FX’s panel discussion at the Television Critic Association winter press tour in California, the network’s representatives revealed that a new season of The Americans will hit the small screen in the US on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT. The storyline of the new chapter of the period drama picks up in the year 1983. The show’s creator commented that although the network has not yet made its decision regarding the lifespan of the show, it might conclude after fifth or sixth seasons. Sign up for our notifications and get an automated reminder of the premiere date of The Americans season 4 emailed to you one day before the series is released on TV.