The first season of FX’s Cold War spy drama series The Americans will receive its UK premiere on ITV on Saturday June 1st at 10pm, it has been announced.
Created by Joe Weisberg, The Americans follows the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, who have two children who know nothing about their parents true identity, grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. Complicating their relationship further is Phillip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life. Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan, an FBI agent working in counter intelligence. The drama series, which has already been renewed for a second season, is produced by Dreamworks Television in association with Fox Television Studios and FX Productions and stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor and Keidrich Sellati.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.