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 FBI agents lived in a home adjacent to his for six months, but unlike the Jennings and Beeman families, the FBI never befriended Barsky over the three-year period that they investigated him in the mid-1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, Barsky was allowed to stay in the USA after it was determined that he was no longer after active and he agreed to share everything he knew about Soviet spy methods with the CIA; the agent who moved next door to him eventually became the godfather of Barsky's daughter. See more