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FX's The Americans Coming to UK on ITV

The Americans (2013) poster

Written by : published Monday 28th January 2013

The Americans, starting this week at 10PM on Wednesday 30th January on FX. Will also be airing soon in the UK on ITV!

FX's new 80's spy drama star Golden Globe winning actress Keri Russell along side acclaimed actor Matthew Rhys. The drama focuses on the arranged marriage of two KGB spies, Phillip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who pose as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The couple have two children who know nothing of their parents’ true identity.

ITV have acquired the UK rights to The Americans and in doing so have made a big commitment in securing the at least 2 seasons. ITV will begin airing The Americans during 2013.

Speaking about the acquisition, Angela Jain, ITV’s Director of Digital Channels & Acquisitions, said, "We are delighted that a series of such high quality with really fantastic lead performances from Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys will be on ITV later this year. This drama about KGB spies posing as a suburban American couple is tense, taut and exciting to watch, we hope viewers will enjoy the ride."

Co-produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions, The Americans was created by executive producer, Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies, Damages). Graham Yost (Justified, Boomtown), Joel Fields (Rizzoli & Isles) and Amblin Television’s Darryl Frank (Falling Skies, Smash) and Justin Falvey (Falling Skies, The Borgias) are also executive producers.

FX's The Americans coming to ITV

The Americans, begins on FX in the US this Wednesday with Episode - 1 Pilot at 10PM. Will You be tuning in? Why not check out the trailer below.

Let's just hope that The Americans doesn't got the way of ITV's last 3 US acquisitions: Ben & Kate, Up All Night and 666 Park Avenue.

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