The Americans is one of the most highly rated dramas on tv right now, and has just begun shooting its third season.
Here is what we can expect from season 3.
The most recent news is that FX has revealed the premiere date for season three will be January 28th.
The upcoming third season of “The Americans” will explore issues of parenting.
That’s one of the few bits of information that the cast and creators of the show,were willing to reveal during a panel at New York Comic Con 2014.
The two protagonists of “The Americans”, are Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), a pair of KGB agents living in deep cover in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., as a normal American couple during the height of the Cold War.
They have a teenage daughter, Paige, and a younger son, Henry, both of whom are unaware of their parents’ true past and clandestine activities.
“The show is working best when Philip and Elizabeth and the other characters are all struggling with things that everybody struggles with in their family and relationships,” said Weisberg , himself a former CIA officer.
These elements – marriage, friendships, work, high school – feel “like life and death” for normal people, and “for [Philip and Elizabeth] it really is.” “As much as the past seasons were about marriage, there’s going to be a lot about parenting this season,” said Fields.
“The only thing I’m allowed to say,” said Mahendru, is that Nina is “still alive.” In other news Oscar nominee Frank Langella will join season three of FX ‘s ” The Americans ” in a recurring role, the network announced Thursday.
Langella will play of Gabriel, Philip and Elizabeth’s former KGB handler who comes out of retirement to take back responsibility for overseeing the two KGB operatives from their previous handler, Claudia.
“We’ve been huge fans of Frank’s work for a long time, and it’s been such a pleasure getting to know Frank himself in the beginning stages of working together on the character of Gabriel,” said executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields in a statement.
“We look forward to a great season together, and to what we’re sure will be a phenomenal creative collaboration.” The IBTimes published a list of spoilers compiled from the Comic Con panel that reads: “1.
Afghanistan. Afghanistan will come into play in Season 3, which takes place in 1983.
“The war in Afghanistan will loom large this season,” Weisberg teased.
He didn’t say how exactly it would affect the characters, though.
Parenting Focus. Expect the focus to move from marriage to parenting.
“For us the show is working best when Phillip, Elizabeth and the other characters are all struggling with things that everybody struggles with in their family and relationships,” Fields said.
“But because of their situation, it’s on a much more heightened, life and death level.” Elizabeth (Russell) will still be conflicted about training her daughter Paige (Holly Taylor).
Their bosses ordered them to groom their daughter for espionage work, but Phillip (Rhys) wants to disobey while Elizabeth thinks it might be good for her.
“I think there are so many layers for this moment as a mother for Elizabeth watching this daughter be of the age that she was when she began [working for the K.G.B.],” Russell said.
Nina Might Be Pregnant. A fan asked if Nina (Mahendru) could possibly be pregnant and everyone danced around an answer.
“[Weisberg and Fields] both just scribbled notes under the table,” Rhys joked.
The only thing Mahendru was allowed to tell the audience was that her character would be alive at the beginning of Season 3.
Older Technology Helps The Writers. When a fan asked about researching older technology, Weisberg had to laugh.
“I wish I could call it ‘research’ instead of ‘memory,'” he joked.
“The fact that we have to use this old technology and our guys don’t have cell phones and can’t solve so many problems by calling each other makes a lot of our stories work and makes a lot of our stories more interesting.” 5.
Even Musical Montages Have Hidden Meanings. “Everything has hidden meanings on this show,” Fields laughed.
“We come up with a lot in advance, but we don’t think about musical montages in advance.
We think about story and character.” 6.
Stan’s Life Won’t Get Easier. The man will find trouble anywhere he goes, even if he isn’t with Nina.
“We keep saying ‘Stan’s got to catch a break! He’s got to catch a break!’ and then he just doesn’t catch a break,” Weisberg said.” “The Americans” just began filming season 3 and will return to FX in January of 2015, check back for more information as we get closer to a release date.