SPOILER ALERT! There are information about season 1 and season 2. Stop reading now if you don’t want to be spoiled.
February 26 is getting closer and fans of The Americans are very excited to see their favorite spy couple again. I have a feeling that the 2nd season will be good since Philip and Elizabeth is now fully committed to their “fake” marriage.
“We saw the first season very much as about the marriage,” creator and executive producer Joe Weisberg says. “At the end of the season, Elizabeth tells Philip to come home and after that there’s a sense they’re going to be solid and more together. [In season two] we’re going to see how this family struggles and tries to hold it together.”
One factor that will create problems for the spy couple is their daughter, Paige. She was seen at last season’s finale snooping around the laundry room. The couple also talked about this issue on a trailer that has been for the second season.
On the season 2 premiere, Paige walks in on her parents in an unflattering position.
“I think what we wanted to depict was the most powerful, shocking and maybe mildly humorous [situation],” Weisberg shares. “We discussed every possible position and that’s what we came up with.”
“When Tommy Schlamme, who directed the episode, sat down and talked with us about the script he did ask us how we intended to see that in our heads,” executive producer Joel Fields adds . “Ah, the powers of being a TV showrunner.”
But Matthew Rhys says that he was more exposed in that scene and adds: “No children were harmed in the filming of that scene!”
Fans of the show know that sexuality plays a big part in the show. Keri Russell, who plays Elizabeth Jennings, says she is not bothered by how sex is used in the hit FX program.
“The good thing about the sexuality of the show — which we’ve sort of talked about before — is there is a gift in it not having to be a big sweeping romantic movie where you have to be so in love and beautiful and sexy,” Russell says. “[On the show] you’re usually using the sexuality, at least in the spy end of it, to get something. There’s a freedom in that.” She then hands the question off to Matthew, saying: “You should talk because you have the most sex on the show.”
“That’s in my contract,” Rhys says while laughing, before talking about his own take on how the sexuality reflects the complex inner lives of the characters. “When I first read the pilot script, you saw two people who upheld a mandate to be operatives for X amount of time and then for the first time real emotion seeps in. It’s an incredibly interesting journey. You have these two people who are evolving as a couple and all of a sudden these layers of complexity are added.”
Season 2 of The Americans will air on February26, 10 PM ET, on FX
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