After “The Americans’ ” Golden Globe win for TV drama, executive producer Joel Fields noted similarities between the FX show, about a couple of Cold War-era undercover KGB spies, and the political climate today.
“It’s funny, when the show began, part of the strength to us was the ability to write about the Russians with the sense that people couldn’t imagine that they were our adversaries because it had been so long ago,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that the Cold War seems to have heated up again. But our hope is that … maybe we’ll find a way quickly to get back to a warmer place where we can see each other as human beings and less as adversaries.”
Despite the Cold War tension, series creator and executive producer Joe Weisberg said that the series, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, was always intended as a portrait of a complex marriage.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times