The Americans: Spy TrainingFeatures
Celebrate the launch of the spy series on Blu-ray and DVD.
Posted 7th March 2014, 1:25pm in TV
All the coolest people are spies- James Bond, Jason Bourne... Austin Powers. However it turns out being a spy is actually harder than it looks; as Adam Stevens from our friends at Filmbeat found out on a day of spy training.
Spies, espionage and secret agents have always fascinated the public. It’s an underworld that hardly any of us even get close to understanding, let alone entering into. Which is probably why it’s a subject so popular in films and television- it’s text book escapism. The brand new and critically acclaimed series The Americans taps into this interest as it follows the lives of Elizabeth (Keri Russell: Mission: Impossible 3, Waitress) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys: Brothers & Sisters, The Edge of Love) - a seemingly normal, suburban couple living in Washington DC with their unsuspecting children. However, behind closed doors there is a different story of espionage and deception. The Jennings are actually undercover soviet KGB officers, aiming to lead an outwardly inconspicuous life while secretly waiting for their cues from the Russian government. What ensues is an edgy and sexy tale of lies as they continue to convince their children, as well as their new and suspicious FBI agent neighbour Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich: Backwash, Warrior) who specialises in cracking down on Russian spies, that they are the wholesome family they appear.
So if you’re looking to add a bit of glamour to your mundane life by becoming a spy, maybe think twice, and instead just watch a few episodes of The Americans.
The Americans The Complete First Season is available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.