The Americans

Premieres on Tuesday, 18 June at 18:50 on FOX HD (Ch803)

Should you be loyal to the country or the government? The Americans is about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) Jennings, who have two children – 13-year-old Paige and 10-year-old Henry, who know nothing about their parents’ true identity. The arranged marriage of Philip and Elizabeth 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. Philip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and ways of life further complicate the couple’s relationship.