FX has ordered a second season of the series that recently set a record for the cable channel’s most-watched series debut.
EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the channel ordered a 13-episode second season of the drama "The Americans." The series still has nine episodes yet to air in its freshman season.
The series premiere set an FX record with 5.11 million viewers. Set in 1981 — soon after the election of Ronald Reagan as president — the show stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as two KGB spies who are posing as a married American couple in suburban Washington, D.C.
The show will end its current season on May 1.
In a statement, FX Chief John Landgraf said: “The Americans has quickly established itself as a key part FX’s acclaimed drama lineup. … 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.”