The Americans S5
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The Americans S5
New Zealand Premiere
Tuesdays 9.30pm Channel 010
Now entering its penultimate season, the meticulous Cold War drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in 1980s suburban Washington D.C. returns. The arranged marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but as the pressures and demands of the job grow heavier, the personal toll becomes almost too exhausting to bear.
Having revealed their true identities to their teenage daughter, Paige, Philip and Elizabeth's ability to protect their cover and their family's safety has become even more tenuous. Even as Paige pushes her parents to bring her deeper into their confidence, Philip and Elizabeth struggle to maintain normalcy in their family, especially around their son, Henry. Paige's budding romance with Matthew, the son of their neighbour, FBI Agent Stan Beeman, further complicates matters since Stan - Philip's best friend - remains the greatest threat to the Jennings' safety. He and his partner, Agent Dennis Aderholt are on the task force that seeks to uncover the Soviet Illegals living among them. As the Cold War rages on, paranoia on both sides reaches new heights, making Philip and Elizabeth's work increasingly vital - and eminently more perilous.
Starring Matthew Rhys (Death Comes to Pemberley), Keri Russell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Holly Taylor (The Otherworld), Keidrich Sellati (The Jesuit), Noah Emmerich (The Truman Show), Brandon J. Dirden (The Get Down), and Costa Ronin (Gotham).
orld), Keidrich Sellati (The Jesuit), Noah Emmerich (The Truman Show), Brandon J. Dirden (The Get Down), and Costa Ronin (Gotham).