FX Considered Making The Americans a Broader Show. Instead, It Became a Better One

John Landgraf decided the best way to save the drama was by making it even more unique

While The Americans is now one of TV’s most critically-acclaimed shows, the FX drama, which stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as Russian spies undercover as a suburban D.C. family in the 1980s, almost took a radically different path after its first season.

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