Emmy award winning drama, The Americans, is back with Season 5
With the on-going Trump and Russia conversations, get some insights into the real-life Russia – America debate through the reel-life story of two Russian spies this season
The Americans, renowned as one of the best drama series on television, is all set to premiere its Season 5 in India on Star World Premiere HD. Heading into its penultimate season, the series boasts of a stellar cast with Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actors Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in lead roles as Elizabeth Jennings and Philip Jennings, two Russian spies posing as Americans while residing in Washington DC, in order to spy on the American government. Having garnered a laudable IMDB rating of 8.3, the new season will premiere on Saturday, March 11 at 9 PM on Star World Premiere HD and will continue to air at the same time every week.
Set during the period of The Cold War, the series mainly focuses on the personal and professional struggles of The Jennings as a couple while incorporating some significant real-life events into the narrative. Taking from recent conversations about Russia and Trump, creators of the series think that audiences may start looking at the show differently now, drawing connect between the two. The critically acclaimed series that has been nominated for a total of 57 awards including the prestigious Emmys and Golden Globe won 12 of those nominations.
“Our experience making the show really hasn’t changed,” Joel Fields, executive producer of the show said, “Because we make the show very much in a bubble of the early ’80s. Their story is their story by now. But certainly, the audience’s experience of watching it is going to change.”
As the series enters its endgame, Season 5 will further explore the relationships between the Jennings even more closely while Elizabeth (Russell) and Philip Jennings (Rhys) continue to spy. Elizabeth and Philip investigate an American plot to create a famine in the Soviet Union and have found themselves a son who will work alongside them with no hesitation.
As for their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), she will be shown in an even tougher spot this season as she struggles in dealing with the truth about her parents’ real identity. Phil and Liz are not happy about her budding relationship with Matthew, the son of their friendly FBI agent neighbour Stan Beeman (played by The Truman Show fame Noah Emmerich) worrying that their relationship could cloud her judgment and lead her to blurt out what’s lurking behind the closet. Meanwhile, Paige has resorted to sleeping in her closet at night in order to feel safe after witnessing her mother murder a man with her bare hands last season.
With so much drama on its way to television screens, creator Joe Weisberg has one message for fans this season – expect the unexpected! “This is The Americans”,Wesiberg says, “Assume nothing.”
So grab your bag of popcorn and watch out for the 1980s Cold War setting, the superb performances, and the ever-increasing consequences of Philip and Elizabeth's deadly secret life that make this new season an edge-of-the-couch experience on The Americans Season 5.