FX has released the first teaser for its new series “The Americans,” starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as undercover Soviet spies in Reagan-era Washington, D.C.
It’s just a 30-second TV spot, but it tells you that Russell’s character is about as far removed from “Felicity” and “Waitress” as you can get. You’ll see her kick a guy in the face, seduce a man while wearing a blonde wig and black bra and pull a knife on her husband (Rhys, “Brothers and Sisters”).
In “The Americans,” Russell and Rhys play a married couple who are running a network of KGB operatives in and around Washington in 1981. Their two kids aren’t aware of their real job, and neither (at first, anyway) is their neighbor, an FBI agent played by Noah Emmerich. Former CIA officer Joe Weisberg created the series, and “Justified’s” Graham Yost is among the executive producers.
“The Americans” is scheduled to premiere in January. What do you think of the teaser?