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At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Keri Russell ...  Elizabeth Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Matthew Rhys ...  Philip Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Keidrich Sellati ...  Henry Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Holly Taylor ...  Paige Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Noah Emmerich ...  Stan Beeman 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Costa Ronin ...  Oleg Burov 61 episodes, 2014-2018
Lev Gorn ...  Arkady Zotov 51 episodes, 2013-2018
Richard Thomas ...  Frank Gaad 48 episodes, 2013-2016
Alison Wright ...  Martha Hanson 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Brandon J. Dirden ...  Dennis Aderholt 43 episodes, 2015-2018
Annet Mahendru ...  Nina Krilova 42 episodes, 2013-2016
Susan Misner ...  Sandra Beeman 38 episodes, 2013-2016
Margo Martindale ...  Claudia 34 episodes, 2013-2018
Frank Langella ...  Gabriel 31 episodes, 2015-2017
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Storyline

A pair of deep-cover Soviet spies masquerades as a typical DC couple whose children, neighbors, coworkers & friends are completely unaware of their activities. At home, they're the stereotypical parents of stereotypical kids; at work, they pose as travel agents; but at night, they weave a web of confidants, lovers, dupes, and historical figures from the Reagan-era Cold War. The startlingly realistic plot twists force the viewer to consider the real cost of an undeclared war, what it takes to protect one's beliefs, if it's worth it, and if it actually worked for either side. Written by Steve83

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All's fair in love and cold war.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Americans See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The actors who play married couple Elizabeth and Philip Jennings on this show, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, also started dating in their real lives (in 2014). In January 2016, Us Weekly reported that Russell was four months pregnant with their first child together, and that summer, Russell gave birth to a son, Sam. See more »

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Intense different sexy and entertaining
10 April 2013 | by girly_shuSee all my reviews

This show is very different and engaging! Love the choice of actors - Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. They are doing an excellent job, great play! If you really are following the show close you'll get addicted!I love Keri Russell as a bad ass Russian spy! And Matthew Rhys is so sexy! They are a great on-screen couple and a team. Lies, spying, sex, intrigues you get the whole package!! The show is solid! You would enjoy the tension, the spy games, the chemistry between Elizabeth and Phillip, KGB spies, who actually start as pretending to be the perfect "american" family and then they actually realize they really love each other and between their spy missions they are trying to build their trust and love.


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