Is the End in Sight for an Acclaimed Drama Series?

Jan 19, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The co-creator of a series that has been called one of the best shows on television hinted that the end game may be in sight. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Joel Fields, executive producer of FX’s “The Americans,” says the spy drama appears to be two-thirds of the way through its life span.

The show, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, has been a critical darling and a consistent award winner since it debuted in January 2013. Among its many honors, “The Americans” was named one of the Top 10 TV Shows of the Year by the American Film Institute in each of the past three years, and was named the top drama series last year by both the Critics’ Choice TV Awards and the Television Critics Awards.

Fields, who co-created the series with Joe Weisberg, said he isn’t sure how long the series will run, but added, “What we do know is that if you were to think of it as a three-act story structure, it feels like we’re coming toward the end of the second act.” He indicated that the show could run for a fifth or sixth season, depending on how the storytelling plays out.

The show’s fourth season is scheduled to premiere March 16 on FX.

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