‘The Americans’ Renewed for Season 4 by FX
Despite middling ratings, FX is bringing back its most critically-acclaimed drama.
The Americans has been renewed for Season 4 by the network. The series centers on Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. in the 1980s. The premise has elicited some of television’s best, most intense dramatic scenes of the past year, so it’s no surprise that the show has enjoyed some immense critical praise. Hell, it’s currently the #1 television series on Metacritic, with a score of 92. This is in addition to its ranking by the American Film Institute as one of the top TV shows of 2014.
The fourth season will consist of 13 episodes, scheduled to premiere in 2016. The current season is set to conclude on April 22nd. Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, announced the renewal, and were virtually gushing over the show in the release.
“Remarkably, this season of The Americans has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons,” said Grad. “The series has cemented it status with critics as television’s best current drama and arguably the best show on TV, and we couldn’t agree more. That universal critical praise is a tribute to the talents of Joe, Joel, Keri, Matthew, Noah and the entire cast and crew. We look forward to the final four episodes of season three, and beyond, in Philip and Elizabeth Jennings’ riveting journey.”
“It’s been a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a show like this with the immensely talented and immeasurably supportive team at FX and Fox 21 Television Studios,” said writers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. “We are blessed with an extraordinary cast and crew and grateful that we’ll all be able to continue telling this story that we love so much.”
Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Americans on its renewal!