‘The Americans’ Season 2: Margo Martindale to Return, But for How Long?
It’s been a good long while since we’ve heard anything on the front of FX Cold War thriller ‘The Americans,’ presumably set to premiere a second season in early 2014, but you know how hush-hush those rascally spies can be. Thankfully, ‘Americans’ fans have a bit of good news to look forward to, as season 1 star Margo Martindale will definitively return for the series for at least a little while.
Via TVLine, Martindale will return for at least one episode of the second season as KGB handler Claudia, despite the first season leaving a bit of wiggle room for the character’s future given the Emmy-winning Martindale’s commitment to CBS sitcom ‘The Millers‘ (groan). “Sources say this intel is very strong,” said executive producer Joel Fields. “She’ll be back for at least one episode.”
Set in 1981 Washington DC, ‘The Americans’ follows Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), one half of a KGB-arranged marriage whose relationship with her husband Philip (Matthew Rhys) becomes increasingly tested by the Cold War’s escalation, the associations they maintain with a network of spies and informants, as well as their new FBI agent neighbor Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich). Along the way, Elizabeth and Philip find their fake relationship growing more passionate and genuine on a daily basis
So far, only bits and pieces of ‘The Americans’ season 2 have emerged since the first season finale, though we know that season 1 stars Annet Mahendru (Nina), Alison Wright (Martha) and Susan Misner (Sandra Beeman) have been upped to series regular. In addition to a lighter focus on the marital drama, we’ll also see history start to catch up with the characters a bit, notably the deaths of Leonid Brezhnev and other soviet leaders.
Well, what say you? Are you at least happy to have Martindale back for an episode of ‘The Americans’ season 2, if only for closure?