“The Americans” has been renewed for a fourth season.
Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions made the announcement Tuesday.
The Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys starrer, currently in its third season, has been handed a 13-episode order for Season 4, slated to debut in 2016.
“Remarkably, this season of ‘The Americans’ has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons,” Grad said. “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.”
Series creator Joe Weisberg and exec producer Joel Fields commented, “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. 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.”
“The Americans,” set in end of the Cold War era, stars Russell and Rhys as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two married undercover Soviet spies who are posing as suburban Americans. Though their marriage was arranged, their relationship becomes more genuine each day, but is also tested by the escalation of the Cold War and their complex family dynamic. Noah Emmerich stars as their FBI Agent neighbor, Stan Beeman, who has become a threat to the couple.
Weisberg and Fields exec produce, alongside Graham Yost (“Justified”), Daniel Sackheim and Amblin/DreamWorks Television’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
“The Americans” Season 3 finale airs on April 22.