Set in the 1980s at the height of the Cold War, The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but as the pressures and demands of the job grow heavier, the personal toll becomes almost too exhausting to bear.
Having revealed their true identities to their teenage daughter, Paige (Holly Taylor), Philip and Elizabeth's ability to protect their cover and their family's safety has become even more tenuous. Even as Paige pushes her parents to bring her deeper into their confidence, Philip and Elizabeth struggle to maintain normalcy in their family, especially around their son, Henry (Keidrich Sellati). As the Cold War rages on, paranoia on both sides reaches new heights, making Philip and Elizabeth's work increasingly vital...and eminently more perilous.
A month ago saw both the release of the fourth season on DVD, and the broadcast premiere of the fifth and latest season of the show, which will run for 13 episodes. The FX cable channel announced almost a year ago that it had renewed the program for a sixth and final season, expected to be ten episodes long, and airing in 2018. In the meantime, we get to see Elizabeth, Philip, Paige, Henry, Stan, Matthew, Oleg, Martha, Pastor Tim and Alice, and more on these newest episodes.
Now Amazon has ALREADY begun taking pre-orders for a release of The Americans - The Complete 5th Season
. This listing is prior to Fox Home Entertainment's official announcement for the item, though, so instead of a street date Amazon merely says "This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives.
Pricing is available, though, currently showing $39.98 SRP (you can, of course, lock in your copy right away, if you order it using the link above). There are no other details available so far at Amazon's entry, either, but there is some early box art for the title (see below; it may not be finalized yet and could be subject to change). We'll update you further on this item, of course, just as soon as we find out anything more!