The powerful period drama The Americans FX has been renewed for a second season and we couldn’t be happier.
This news, of course, was expected considering The Americans was the network’s most-watched debut ever with 5.11 million views.
Upon news of the renewal, FX President John Landgraf said in a statement:
“Executive Producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields and Graham Yost and their collaborators are telling riveting and deeply emotional stories and the performances of Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich and the entire cast are simply outstanding. The show is truly worthy of its widespread critical acclaim and we are confident that its quality will continue to yield a robust and passionate audience.”
Only a handful of episodes remain in the show’s first season, but The Americans will return for a 13-episode second season run in 2014.
“The Americans” Season 1 is currently airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on FX.