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'The Americans' begins filming for FX

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have begun filming "The Americans" for FX in Brooklyn.

I'm looking forward to the series, a Cold War spy drama set in the 1980s and scheduled to premiere in January 2013. It comes from "Falling Skies" producer Joe Weisberg, a former CIA agent who became an author and TV producer. Graham Yost, creator of FX's excellent "Justified," and Joel Fields are also executive producers with Amblin Television honchos Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. "The Americans" is produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions.

Here's what FX has to say about it:

"The Amricans" is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President.  The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who have two children--13-year-old Paige (Holly Taylor) and 10-year-old Henry (Keidrich Sellati), 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 Philip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life. Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent. Stan and his partner, Agent Chris Amador (Maximiliano Hernández), are members of a new division of Counterintelligence tasked with fighting against foreign agents on U.S. soil, including KGB Directorate S illegals, Russian spies posing as Americans.

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