In light of the upcoming season two premiere of “The Americans,” FX has released two stylized teasers for the hit spy thriller series — featuring a Russian roulette scene and some very serious hide-and-seek.
Set during the late Cold War, “The Americans” follows KGB agents Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Phillip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), who are in deep cover posing as a suburban American couple with a son and daughter unaware of their parents’ secret allegiances. To make the already wildly risky situation worse, their neighbor and FBI counter-intelligence agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) hangs like a shadow over their covert tranquility.
In the “Dinner Table” video, Elizabeth and Phillip are shown stern-faced as they pass a single bullet-loaded revolver back and forth. In the “Hidden” clip, the couple, cloaked in darkness, watch wide-eyed through a slit in a door as a nameless man, presumably their soon-to-be victim, pleads for his life over the phone.
“The Americans” is set to return for a second season February 2014.