Keri Russell, the star of FX’s award-winning series The Americans, gives her take on whether she would return for a potential revival. The chilly war drama ran on FX for six seasons from 2013 to 2018 and got critical acclaim throughout its run. It also won various accolades throughout its run including a Golden Globe award for Best Series – Drama and an Emmy Award for Best Actor for Matthew Rhys. The series also featured a talented supporting cast including any semblance of Noah Emmerich, Julia Garner (Ozark), Margo Martindale, Frank Langella, and Holly Taylor, to name a couple.
Russell sat down with Comicbook to talk about her latest supernatural thriller, Antlers, and communicated her feelings on a potential re-visitation of one of her acclaimed jobs in The Americans. She stated that she “wouldn’t want to meddle with that” as it was “a decent ending.” However, she referenced that she’d be available to it if the emphasis was on the kids, to maybe see some type of a “incendiary payback” according to their viewpoint. Read her full statement underneath:
“I don’t realize that you can beat that ending. That was a decent ending, I don’t know whether you can beat that. I wouldn’t want to play with that. That was so wrong what happened, yet so right. That’s my only… I mean, it would be [interesting] maybe to perceive what the children do and they could accomplish something, similar to an incendiary payback by one way or another, however I don’t know, it was a decent ending. I don’t think I would meddle with that one.”
It is interesting to check whether FX pushes ahead with a revival or spin-off in some structure or another, with the idea of focusing on Paige and Henry Jennings being an enticing one. In any case, with the finish of the series coinciding with the latter stages of the Cold War in the story, it’d be hard to find a strong enough reason for the characters to go ahead. Additionally, with the ending being as amazing as it was, fans haven’t exactly been clamoring for additional. By and by, in case there is eventually a chance of a revival in the future with the inclusion of the two main stars and the creator/essayist of The Americans, Joe Weisberg, it could knock some people’s socks off and generate some interest among fans of the show.