FX Picks Up Series Featuring 'Felicity' Star TVLine

Actress Keri Russell, best known for the dramedy "Felicity," will star in a new FX drama called "The Americans," reports

FX ordered 13 episodes of the show, which will co-star Matthew Rhys ("Brothers & Sisters"). The show is a period piece set in the early 1980s. Rhys and Russell play two KGB spies posing as suburban Americans in the D.C. area.

It's an arranged partnership, but eventually grows more serious and intense as they try to keep their identity secret. As the Cold War intensifies, so does the drama when a new neighbor, Stan (Noah Emmerich), moves in and turns out to be an FBI agent.

In a statement, FX President John Landgraf, said: “We’re proud to welcome 'The Americans,' a taut series that crackles with incredible performances rooted in character perspectives never explored on a U.S. television series, to FX’s lineup of quality dramas.”