9 January 2013 11:45 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Derek Luke has been tapped for a recurring role in FX's 1980s-set Soviet-era drama, The Americans, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Kgb spies posing as Americans. Luke will play a character named Gregory, who, as the title of this post notes, is a Civil Rights activist-turned-kgb asset, with a romantic past involving the character played by Russell - a past romance that complicates his work as a trusted operative, as THR reports. Apparently, there's lots of buzz around this new FX Cold War drama. I'm intrigued, even though I haven't seen a single frame of this. I recall reading that the Kgb was tried to influence the Civil Rights movement in the 60s, by placing Communist party members in Martin Luther King Jr.'s entourage; but when it became clear King was more interested in fulfillment of his American dream, and not necessarily a fight against U. »


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