Oscar-nominated actor Frank Langella, known for his work in a string of feature films including “Frost/Nixon,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination in 2009, is headed to the FX spy drama “The Americans,” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
Langella joins the series in its third season, playing a recurring role as an ex-KGB handler.
“He will appear in multiple episodes as Gabriel, who used to work with Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell), and comes out of retirement to take back responsibility for overseeing the two KGB operatives from their previous handler, Claudia (Margo Martindale),” THR reports.
In a statement, executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields said: “We’ve been huge fans of Frank’s work for a long time, and it’s been such a pleasure getting to know Frank himself in the beginning stages of working together on the character of Gabriel. We look forward to a great season together, and to what we’re sure will be a phenomenal creative collaboration.”
Production started this week on season three, with the show set to return in January.