The Americans, created by Joe Weisberg and starring Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich, is a period drama about 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, who have two children who know nothing about their parents true identity.
FX has announced that an endgame plan has been finalized for The Americans. The veteran drama was renewed today for two final seasons that will conclude the series. The long lead time until the final episode should come as welcome news to fans, as it allows the showrunners ample time to plan out exactly how the story will end.
The network has ordered 13 episodes for Season 5 of The Americans, which will air in 2017. Then in 2018, 10 last episodes will wrap up the story, ending a successful run of the critically-acclaimed 80's spy drama, which has been a flagship series for FX since its premiere in 2013.