THE AMERICANS: Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields talk the final season – exclusive interview

Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings in THE AMERICANS | © 2018 Fx

FX Network’s series THE AMERICANS begins its sixth and final season Wednesday, March 28. The new season takes place approximately three-and-a-half years after the end of Season 5. We’re in the mid-‘80s, and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is proposing a new era of “glasnost,” or openness. Philip (Matthew Rhys) has now retired as a spy for the K.G.B., while his wife Elizabeth (Keri Russell) continues to run missions from the cover of their D.C.-adjacent home and job as a travel agent. Elizabeth has also brought college-student daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) into the espionage fold, though Paige doesn’t yet understand how […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields on Season 5- Exclusive Interview

Keri Russell in THE AMERICANS - Season 1 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

In Season 5 of THE AMERICANS, Tuesday nights on FX Network, things are more stressful than ever for our ‘80s-era KGB spies, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell). Not only are the pretend-all-American couple continuing to keep us their identities, they are trying to prevent the U.S. from poisoning the U.S.S.R.’s grain supply, coping with teenage daughter Paige’s (Holly Taylor) romance with the son of FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) and dealing with son Henry’s (Kiedrich Sellati) increasing curiosity about exactly where Mom and Dad go all the time. Series creator Joe Weisberg and his fellow executive […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Costa Ronin on AGENT CARTER, EXTANT and more – Part 2 – exclusive interview

Costa Ronin in THE AMERICANS - Season 3 | ©2015 FX/James Minchin

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Russia-born actor Costa Ronin, who plays Oleg Burov on FX’s THE AMERICANS, he talks further about the series and bringing his grandmother to the set, as well as his work on AGENT CARTER and EXTANT. ASSIGNMENT X: You did an episode of AGENT CARTER earlier this year. How was it going from THE AMERICANS to that? COSTA RONIN: It’s very different. It’s no different in the way of working, because I remember my first day on set of THE AMERICANS. The first time you go on the boards to do a show, […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Costa Ronin chats Season 3 – Part 1 – exclusive interview

Costa Ronin in THE AMERICANS - Season 3 | ©2015 FX/Craig Blankenhorn

In FX’s THE AMERICANS, now in its third season Wednesdays at 10 PM and renewed for a fourth year, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play, respectively, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings. They seem like nice regular Americans in the early 1980s – but they’re really deep-cover Soviet spies. The diplomats at the Washington D.C. Soviet embassy, the Rezidentura, don’t have to pretend – the Americans know they’re all really KGB agents. Costa Ronin plays Oleg Burov. As Oleg’s father is a powerful government minister at the USSR, when he first arrived at the embassy, his comrades first assumed he got his […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields Talk Season 3 – exclusive interview

Keri Russell stars as Elizabeth Jennings in THE AMERICANS | © 2015 Patrick Harbron/FX

In Season 3 of THE AMERICANS, FX Wednesdays at 10 PM, it’s still the early 1980s. Teenager Paige Jennings (Holly Taylor), who has spent her entire life feeling that her parents are far too secretive, has just confronted them. Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) finally tell their older child the truth – that they’re KGB agents who’ve been in the U.S. to get operation since before Paige was born. Younger child Henry (Kiedrich Sellati) is simply lonely. Paige thinks this is the biggest bombshell that her parents could have dropped, but she doesn’t know the half of it. […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS star Noah Emmerich spys on Season 3 – exclusive interview

Noah Emmerich stars as Stan Beeman in THE AMERICANS on FX | © 2015 Craig Blankenhorn/FX

In Season 3 of THE AMERICANS, FX Wednesdays at 10 PM, everybody is having a rough time. Things are perilous as usual for married KGB spies Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell). However, FBI Special Agent Stan Beeman, played by Noah Emmerich, is having major troubles of his own. Stan still doesn’t know that his pal Philip is really a Russian agent, but he’s very aware of the fact that a Soviet bug has been discovered in the FBI offices, throwing suspicion on everyone. Furthermore, Stan is still trying to see if there’s some way he can rescue his […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR poster | ©2014 DreamWorks/20th Century Fox

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Stormare, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru Writers: John Aboud and Michael Colton and Brandon Sawyer, based on characters created by Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath Directors: Eric Darnell & Simon J. Smith Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox/DreamWorks Animation Release Date: November 26, 2014 First introduced in 2005’s MADAGASCAR, continuing to steal scenes through two sequels and gaining their own TV show, the quartet of ever-caper-ready Antarctic flightless birds are now headlining their own 3D animated feature, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR. The results are usually deft, paced […]Read On »

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