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.
All's fair in love and cold war.
Did You Know?
Former real-life KGB sleeper agent Jack Barsky
, who visited the set, has said that his situation was similar to Philip and Elizabeth's in that the F.B.I. bought a home adjacent to his, but unlike the Jennings and Beeman families, the F.B.I. never befriended Barsky over the 6-month period that they investigated him. See more