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The Americans is an American television period drama series created and produced by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg. The series premiered in the United States on January 30, 2013 on the cable network FX.
Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth (Keri Russell, Felicity) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys, Brothers & Sisters), two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with their unsuspecting children (Holly Taylor and Keidrich Sellati), and their neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich, The Walking Dead), an FBI Counter-Intelligence agent. The series focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Jennings’, sometimes incorporating real-life events into the narrative. The show’s creator has described the series as being ultimately about a marriage.