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The Americans

THE AMERICANS 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 series is centred on PHILIP (Matthew Rhys) and ELIZABETH (Keri Russell) Jennings, 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. 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.

Available in High Definition on RTÉ Two HD

The Americans
  • RTÉ Two, Thursday, 9.30pm