Keri Russell
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Keri Russell will star in the FX drama pilot The Americans from Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies).

The pilot is about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C. in the early 1980’s. This is the official logline from FX: “The arranged marriage of Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, who have two children who know nothing about their parents’ true identity, grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous, and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. Complicating their relationship further is Phillip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life.”

The role of Phillip has yet to be cast.

Russell appeared last season in the shortlived Fox comedy Running Wilde.

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