Mar 22, 2012

Tradecraft: FX Finds its Male American

Deadline reports that Welsh actor Matthew Rhys (Brothers and Sisters) has been cast opposite previously set Keri Russell in FX's 1980s-set Cold War spy drama The Americans. Rhys will play Phillip Jennings, the male half of the titular couple, a pair of deep-cover Russian spies who are not actually American at all, but posing as a suburban American family complete with children. Additionally, the trade blog reports that Noah Emmerich (Fair Game) has also joined the cast as the couple's new neighbor, an FBI counterintelligence agent suspicious of the Jennings. The Americans is created by Joseph Weisberg (An Ordinary Spy) and executive produced by Graham Yost (Spy Tech). Gavin O'Connor is directing the pilot.

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