If your a fan of the hit FX series The Americans, be prepared because it looks like the Cold War is nearing the end.
FX announced last week that the network has renewed The Americans for a fifth and sixth season, with the sixth being the swan song. The 13 episode fifth season will air in 2017 and that will follow with a 10 episode sixth and final season in 2018.
FX co-president Eric Schrier said the two-season order will allow co-showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields “to tell this story to its perfect conclusion,” adding, “we look forward to a brilliant final act of the Jennings family saga.”
“It’s hard to believe we’re heading into the final stretch on The Americans, and we’re so grateful to know we’ll be telling the story to its conclusion,” said Fields and Weisberg in their own statement. “The best part of the last four years had been the intensive and fruitful collaboration with all of the people who make this show-the teams at FX…our amazing cast, crew and production team and our fellow writers. It’s a lot of people putting their hearts and souls into The Americans, at this point for a lot of years. We’re looking forward to the final two.”
Fields and Weisberg will continue their relationship with FX beyond The Americans, with the pair having closed a new overall deal with FX Productions that calls for them to develop a new series.
The Americans are currently in their fourth season and the season finale will air on Wednesday, June 8th.