Playing Against Type: Keri Russell has typically been known for playing good girls in movies and television shows. In this show she's a ruthless KGB operative who is willing to seduce, manipulate, blackmail, and murder in order to serve Mother Russia.
Romance on the Set: Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys started dating during their time on the show.
Write What You Know: The show's creator, Joe Weisberg, is a former CIA Officer. Because of this, every script of The Americans must be submitted to the CIA for review to make sure that Weisberg didn't put any classified information in the script.