THE AMERICANS: Holly Taylor on the sixth and final season – Exclusive Interview

Holly Taylor in THE AMERICANS - Season 3 | ©2015 FX

After six seasons, FX Networks’s potent drama THE AMERICANS is coming to a close. The story of two undercover Soviet spies in the 1980s posing as an ordinary American couple, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), creates as much suspense with family issues as it does with lethal espionage. From the outset, Holly Taylor has played Elizabeth and Philip’s daughter Paige, who has grown up over the course of the series, going from total innocence to being taken under Elizabeth’s wing and tutored in the art of spycraft. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Taylor joined the Broadway cast […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Actor Matthew Rhys on the final season – exclusive interview

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in THE AMERICANS | © 2018 Fx

FX Networks’s THE AMERICANS is now in its sixth and final season on Wednesday nights. It’s now the mid-‘80s. Matthew Rhys’s character, the secretly Russian Philip Jennings, has stopped spying for the K.G.B. and is now really working as the travel agent he’s been pretending to be for years. However, since Philip’s wife Elizabeth (Keri Russell) is more devoted than ever to the Soviet cause and has recruited their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), danger is still present in family life. Things become especially tense as Philip and Elizabeth find they disagree over what they think Russian policy should be going […]Read On »

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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: Matthew Rhys talks Philip’s dilemmas – interview

Matthew Rhys stars in THE AMERICANS | © 2016 FX

In FX Network’s THE AMERICANS, now in its fourth season Wednesdays at 10 PM, things are more intense than ever. Matthew Rhys plays Philip Jennings, married to Elizabeth (Keri Russell). Seemingly normal all-American travel agents in the early Eighties, Philip and Elizabeth are actually Russian KBG agents. Philip and Elizabeth actually fell in love after having two children, but now older child Paige (Holly Taylor) has discovered their true identities and told her pastor. Meanwhile, Philip wound up having to marry American FBI secretary Martha (Alison Wright) in his fake identity as Clark; Martha has learned that Clark isn’t who […]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 Matthew Rhys gives the Season 3 scoop – interview

Matthew Rhys stars as Philip Jennings in THE AMERICANS | © 2015 Craig Blankenhorn/FX

On FX Network’s THE AMERICANS, now in its third season Wednesdays at 10 PM and renewed for a fourth, Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell star as, respectively, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings. It’s the early 1980s and Philip and Elizabeth are an outwardly all-American married pair of travel agents living in suburban Virginia with their two children, Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati). However, what even their offspring don’t know is that Philip and Elizabeth are really deep-cover KGB agents, sent here by the Russian government to advance the Soviet cause. The arranged marriage between the two protagonists has become […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE AMERICANS’ star Matthew Rhys on the new spy thriller

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in THE AMERICANS | (c) 2013 Craig Blankenhorn/FX

In THE AMERICANS, the new series created by Joseph Weisberg, FX Wednesday nights at 10 PM, it’s 1981 and the Cold War is raging at full strength. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, played respectively by Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, are the perfect all-American couple with a loving marriage and two children. Except … Phillip and Elizabeth are actually deep-cover Russian spies, whose marriage was arranged for them when they were still back in training in the old country.Elizabeth is still devoutly loyal to the cause, while Phillip is tempted to defect – except he’s fallen in love with his wife […]Read On »

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