We have been spying on the possibilities of ‘The Americans’ coming back for season 7. The FX espionage drama seemed to have dropped the curtains after season 6. What chances are there for season 7? Let’s find out!
Soviet spies, drama, and romance made up one of TV’s most popular espionage dramas starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. ‘The Americans’ sets itself in the midst of the complicated relationship between America and the Soviet Union. For six seasons, it balanced patriotism, political tension, and espionage thriller under the same roof. Could ‘The Americans’ be gearing up for one final blow with season 7?
- ‘The Americans’ – What’s it about?
- The creators had been planning the finale since long
- Is season 7 the grand finale?
‘The Americans’ – What’s it about?
Created by a former CIA agent Joe Weisberg, ‘The Americans’ gained an impressive tribe of followers when FX first brought it out. An espionage drama in the heart of hearts, ‘The Americans’ picks up a complicated subject and maintains a bold and unique stance that has made the viewers root for the show. Lined up with an impressive cast, the show had received multiple awards including two Emmys, two Peabody Awards, a Golden Globe, and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
The plot of ‘The Americans’ is set in 1981 and follows a married couple, Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings living in Washington DC. The couple also has two children, Henry and Paige, who are clueless about their parents’ secret service as Russian spies. The show takes the viewers on a thrill ride as the Jenningses strive to keep their identity a secret while extracting intel for the KGB. On many occasions, and as is true with any good espionage drama, the Jenningses get themselves and their children into trouble while attempting to survive tricky situations. ‘The Americans’ presents before the viewers a web of traps and tests while Elizabeth and Phillip struggle between choosing survival and their patriotic duties.
‘The Americans’ had provided for an experience that was too good to be thrown away. Naturally, it crushed the fans when the creators decided to make season 6 its last. Although it ended too soon, ‘The Americans’ deserved an even grander finale than what it was given and we wonder if season 7 could be on the cards to bring that about.
The creators had been planning the finale since long
Apparently, the decision to end ‘The Americans’ after season 6 wasn’t a rushed and impulsive one. It was always on the cards and the creators had been planning for it from as early as season 2. ‘The Americans’ has left behind a beautiful legacy and we are not just commenting on the brilliant musical montages that instantly pump up your heartbeat. Perhaps, the creators had feared that ‘The Americans’ would turn out to be too stale if it continued into season 7 and beyond! The idea was there, the plan was in place, and the team just had to act on it.
Right before the season 5 premiere of ‘The Americans’, executive producer Weisberg opened up to “Bustle” about the decision to end the show with the sixth season. He said,
“We’ve had a good idea since season 2 where we want the show to end, and to our great surprise, that idea has stuck”. In yet another interview with “Collider”, Weisberg mentioned his intention to stick by his decision of ending the show with season 6. He said, “We’ve just felt really good about that decision, from the beginning. We had the feeling that we had a lot of story left to tell, and that we could tell it in two seasons”.
Is season 7 the grand finale?
The final two seasons of ‘The Americans’ made for the incredible conclusion of the show, which is probably why it does not seem likely that the creators would change their minds about going into season 7. The cast, the creators, and the entire team seem to be extremely satisfied with the finale of the FX spy series and it makes sense if they do not want to ruin a perfect conclusion by dragging it further along. In fact, according to popular opinion, season 6 was the best season of the show, bringing it all together while also keeping some things for the viewers to figure out.
That being said, there are certain questions for which the ‘The Americans’ finale do not provide a definitive answer, which leads us to wonder if season 7 could be a possibility. As of now, there have not been any talks yet, but must always dare to dream!
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