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In the second season of The Americans, the ratings dropped 25-32%. Fortunately, FX renewed the series for a third year anyway. Will the ratings rise this time around or will they fall? Will the show be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? We'll have to wait and see.
Taking place in the 1980s, The Americans revolves around the lives and secret work of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) -- two Soviet Kgb officers who are posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Others in the cast include Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner, Alison Wright, Richard Thomas, and Lev Gorn.
FX’s critically acclaimed “The Americans” returns tonight for its third season, which finds spy couple Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) at odds over whether to recruit their daughter into the family business. Variety talked to Rhys about what’s in store for the secret agents:
What would you say is the theme of this season?
The enormous one, the prevailing one, is the arc of our daughter, Paige, and the cavernous division between the two of us as to the decision of where her future lies and whether she’s told the truth or not. My position is vehemently no. I want to protect her and her innocence and her life as much as possible. But Elizabeth is reneging. In season one, she was, no, we should never tell the kids. Turncoat!
Could this fight break up the marriage?
It’s a subject that could. It »
- Debra Birnbaum
Also See: NBC’s Allegiance is not FX’s The Americans … maybe Keri Russell talks about The Americans Season 2 5 Questions With Noah Emmerich of FX’s The Americans Prized Kgb assets Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) will have the heat turned up on them as FX’s Cold War spy drama The Americans returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10pm Et/Pt. Philip and Elizabeth will be more focused on parenting this season, and they’ll have conflicts over the decision to groom their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) for Kgb service by orders of the Center. Putting … Continue reading →
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- Ryan Berenz
Before FX's spy drama (spama?) The Americans returns for its third season Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. Et, stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, and Annet Mahendru—as well as executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields—convened in EW's studio to rattle off as many plot points from the series' first two seasons as they could in just half a minute. Spoiler alert: Their efforts, while admirable, comprise an... incomplete refresher. »
- Neil Janowitz
“The Americans” picks up pretty deftly from where last season’s cliffhanger left off, while advancing that storyline at a relatively slow pace. Mixing the micro and the macro, the FX series grapples with questions surrounding the central couple’s daughter, while finding the Soviets in near-panic mode over the Vietnam-like quagmire that Afghanistan threatens to become for them. Throw in the arrival of Frank Langella in a supporting role, and it’s a solid start to a show that, despite its flaws, has quickly grasped the mantle of being perhaps the network’s most-heralded series.
At the close of season two (and Spoiler Alert if you’re not caught up), the two Soviet spies operating in the U.S. as a married couple, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell), were presented an unsettling proposition, or really ultimatum, from their handlers: Begin training their 14-year-old daughter, Paige (Holly Taylor »
- Brian Lowry
Ten years after graduating from Yale University, New Yorker Noah Emmerich began mapping his route to the big screen. Unlike many others, whose sights are set on being a leading man in Hollywood, Emmerich found his voice in character roles such as friend and traitor, Marlon in Peter Weir’s, The Truman Show, or the compulsive yet merciful ex-cop, Larry Hedges, in the drama Little Children; all of which have earned him both respect and admiration from peers and audiences alike and a reputation as the actor to call on for nuanced layered performances.
But it is Emmerich’s commanding portrayal of troubled FBI agent, Stan Beeman, in FX’s hit spy thriller The Americans, which is earning the actor the biggest accolades and fanbase of his career. Rarely does a character evoke such contrasting emotions; as audiences are compelled »
- Gary Collinson
It seems years since someone first tentatively suggested a companion series to The Walking Dead, and the virus – as it were – has been in gestation for a frustratingly quiet period, with focus still firmly on the main show. That’s inevitable: why distract from the A game with something new?
But now more news is beginning to drip out: the cast has been confirmed and Noah Emmerich – who of course played the Cdc’s Dr. Edwin Jenner in the main show – says he’s intrigued by the idea of returning to the spin-off, despite the fact that Robert Kirkman has resisted calls to tie the two shows together more closely (the same thing AMC seem to be battling with Better Call Saul in fact).
As of yet, more concrete things like the release date are unconfirmed, with rumours that it will land during the Walking Dead’s off season »
- Simon Gallagher
After five-and-a-half seasons of busting zombie skulls, Rick Grimes sounds more pragmatic than ever when it comes to the survival of his rag-tag gang. "We do what we need to do and then we get to live," Grimes says in the new trailer for the second half of The Walking Dead's Season Five. "I know we'll be ok," he adds, "because this is how we survive."
Though only 30 seconds long, the new clip teases some of the outrageous action to come as Rick clocks one zombie with a machete »
Seeing as The Walking Dead’s much-talked-about spin-off is now believed to be a Los Angeles-set prequel based in the early days of the zombie epidemic, certain characters seem more likely to make return appearances. Noah Emmerich’s Jenner – who featured in season one’s Centre For Disease Control arc - seems a plausible option.
When asked if he would return, by The Hollywood Reporter, Emmerich seemed keen: "Sure, I think he's a fascinating character. There's definitely a lot more to find out about Dr. Jenner”
Is it happening, though? “I have no idea, I haven't talked with them about anything. I don't know [if he could come back]. I have no idea, but it's an interesting question,” Emmerich added.
"There's a lot more there for that character," he reiterated. "He was a fascinating character and »
With AMC's upcoming "The Walking Dead" spin-off series expected to go back in time to the early days of the epidemic, it does open the story up to include a character appearance or two that serves as a connection to the original series. One obvious possibility is Noah Emmerich's Edwin Jenner, the Cdc scientist who appeared (and died) during the first season's finale.
Emmerich appeared at the TCA winter press tour for FX's "The Americans" this past weekend and was asked whether he would have any interest in reprising his role as Jenner. He says: "Sure, I think he's a fascinating character. There's definitely a lot more to find out about Dr. Jenner. I have no idea, I haven't talked with them about anything. I don't know [if he could come back]. I have no idea, but it's an interesting question."
- Garth Franklin
My string of three consecutive afternoon live-blogs concludes with FX's "The Americans." There's the off-chance that I may be distracted by the Patriots-Colts game, which is also happening on my computer, but follow along to see what "The Americans" creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, plus stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich had to say about Season 3 at the Television Critics Association press tour. Note that we've seen four episodes for the new season. If anything spoiler-y is asked, I won't live-blog those answers. 3:58 p.m. Another shout-out for the HitFix Critics' Poll, which featured "The Americans." Woot! 3:59 p.m. Oh and I'm totally possibly maybe watching football in the background. Kinda. But I'm also totally paying attention to these clips from Season 3. 4:01 p.m. Touchdown! And by that, I mean that the "Americans" stars and producers have arrived on the stage. 4:02 p.m. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Today we have the first photos from the upcoming "Jane Got a Gun" action Western, starring Natalie Portman, Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor, and Joel Edgerton. Check everything out below. Plot: After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn't seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband's gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job. The new movie is directed by Gavin O'Connor (Warrior, Pride and Glory) and is set to hit theaters on September 4th. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Forget whatever troubles Jane Got a Gun had in the past. The Western, which went through last-minute changes in director and cast and crew back in 2013, has been shot and is set to open this September. Now, courtesy of Empire, we have the first look at the movie with images from a handful of scenes featuring leads Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton and some shadowy figures that presumably include star villain Ewan McGregor. As you can see in the pic above, Portman is true to the title as a pistol-packing woman defending her home from a gang of outlaws. Her husband (Noah Emmerich) is a former member of the bunch, led by McGregor's character, but he's shot early on, leaving Jane to call on an old flame (Edgerton) to help deal with the baddies. The plot and pics remind of...
- Christopher Campbell
After experiencing a number of production set backs, which included numerous actors dropping out and director Lynne Ramsay bailing on the first day of production to later be replaced by Gavin O'Connor, Jane Got a Gun is finally ready for its debut this September. The trailer will be released soon, but today we have a number of photos from this Western, which give us a first look at Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton.
Natalie Portman stars as American frontier mother Jane Hammond, who is trying to raise her family in the Old West. Jane must seek the help of ex-lover Dan Frost (Joel Edgerton) after her husband returns home riddled with bullets and a team of outlaws hot on his trail. Jane Got a Gun also stars Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro and Noah Emmerich.
Unanimous Entertainment brings us these first six images, which shows off some of the action in the movie. »
A number of images surfaced online today of Relativity’s troubled western Jane Got A Gun.
One of the screenplays from The Blacklist stars Natalie Portman as Jane Hammond, Joel Edgerton as her old love Dan Frost and Ewan McGregor as John Bishop, has experienced a number of difficulties and release schedule changes since production began way back in 2013.
You can check out the film’s synopsis by scrolling down but those promised images first:
Young and pretty with a soul of pure steel, Jane Hammond is a good girl married to one of the worst baddies in town. When her husband Bill (Noah Emmerich) turns against his own gang, the vicious Bishop Boys, and returns home barely alive with eight bullets in his back, Jane knows it’s time to ditch the dress for a pair of pants and strap on her own gun. As the relentless leader John Bishop gears up for revenge, »
- Sacha Hall
The upcoming western Jane Got A Gun had one of the most troubled productions I can remember for a mainstream release. Original director Lynne Ramsay never showed up to work on the first day of shooting, causing big delays and ripple effects that included Jude Law leaving the film altogether. But star Natalie Portman stuck around, Warrior director Gavin O'Connor was hired as Ramsay's replacement, and after finally replacing Law with Ewan McGregor, they all managed to pull things together and get rolling on this project.
Now Empire has some first-look photos from the film. I'm really hoping that this turns into a situation similar to the one that happened with Brad Pitt's zombie film World War Z: that production was also plagued with on-set turmoil and featured some huge reshoots, but it turned out to be a pretty solid piece of entertainment despite all of its behind-the-scenes issues. »
- Ben Pearson
Wait, are these official "Jane Got a Gun" stills or distant mirages hanging on the horizon of a long and winding road? It’s easy to believe the latter. After original director Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") bailed from the Natalie Portman-led Western on the first day of shooting, producers scrambled to find a replacement, recruiting "Warrior" director Gavin O’Connor to save the day.The switch turned "Jane Got a Gun" became a rotating door for high-profile actors, with Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender joining and departing the cast. Ewan McGregor eventually joined Portman and Joel Edgerton as the film’s villain and shooting began late in 2013, only to hit major delays during post-production. Relativity’s release date of August 29, 2014 came and went. A rescheduled February 2015 date found itself bumped again, with the picture now settled in an early September slot. Now, we have photographic »
- Matt Patches
Relativity Media’s Jane looks to not only have gotten a gun, but also her act together after the studio released the first images from the long-gestating western.
After experiencing a switch in filmmakers alongside cast members jumping ship — namely Jude Law and later Michael Fassbender — who reportedly clashed with director at the time Lynne Ramsay, it’s fair to say that Jane Got a Gun has been through its share of development issues — and then some. But now, with little over nine months to go until its long-awaited and indeed delayed release, the studio has assured the world that the western tale is still coming thick and fast.
Starring Natalie Portman as the titular heroine, Jane Got a Gun — which will now be directed by Warrior‘s Gavin O’Connor in Ramsay’s stead — follows Jane as she goes to her ex-lover for help when her husband finds himself »
- Michael Briers
Obviously, every time someone writes about Jane Got a Gun they are going to feel the need to mention the departure of original director Lynn Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) one day before filming began. Ramsay was eventually replaced by Gavin O'Connor and the cast was jostled around a bit, but filming finally got underway. Then the release date was bumped, with Relativity moving the Western to September 4, 2015. Finally, today we get out first looks at the movie, which stars Natalie Portman as a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive. When her husband's gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job, she is forced to reach out to an ex-lover (Joel Edgerton) and ask if he will help defend her farm. The film co-stars Rodrigo Santoro, Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor and Boyd Holbrook and the only question now is whether »
- Brad Brevet
The first images from Jane Got a Gun have been released.
The pictures from the much-delayed Natalie Portman Western have been posted by Unanimous.
Portman produced and stars in the Gavin O'Connor-directed movie, which was originally intended to arrive in cinemas in August 2014.
Lynne Ramsay was attached to direct the film but dropped out shortly before shooting was to get under way.
The crew and cast changes led to a string of delays for the project.
Edgerton has said that the making of the movie was "difficult »
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