FX has renewed The Americans for a fifth and sixth, final season.
The show, which first premiered in 2013, is currently airing its fourth season in the US, with a fifth on the cards for 2017. The last run will then return in 2018 for 10 episodes.
Created by Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, The Americans follows the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The period drama is co-produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions, created by executive producer, Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies, Damages) and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
“Through its first four seasons, critics have lauded ‘The Americans’ as one of the best shows on television and, remarkably, a series that keeps getting better every year,” said FX original programming president Eric Schrier in a press release. “All credit for that achievement goes to everyone who has worked on the show, and especially co-showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, Graham Yost, our brilliant stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Allison Wright, Holly Taylor, Annet Mahendru and the ensemble cast for their incomparable performances every season. We have no doubt that this two-season order will allow Joe and Joel to tell this story to its perfect conclusion. On behalf of our producing partners at Fox 21 Television Studios and Amblin TV, we look forward to a brilliant final act of the Jennings family saga.”
Weisberg and Fields have also signed a new deal with FX to develop their next project, notes Variety.
In the UK, the fourth season can currently be seen on ITV Encore, ITV’s paid subscription channel, which is available on Sky channel 123. For non-pay-TV customers, ITV Encore is available on Sky’s VOD service, NOW TV, which provides contract-free access to Sky’s main TV channels – both live and on-demand – for £6.99 a month. Season 1 and 2, meanwhile, are available on Amazon Prime Video to stream.
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