Trivia: The Americans

  • Dawson Casting: The show's timeline progresses slower than real life's timeline. By season 3, Paige is only 14 years old even though the actress playing her is 17 years old, and it shows. This is also true for Henry and his respective actor.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!
    • Gabe Jones has grown disenchanted with America, and isn't going to fight alongside any patriotic super-soldiers anytime soon.
    • Before Agent Sitwell worked for SHIELD, he was an FBI Agent. And apparently, he died there as well.
    • John-Boy ended up working for the FBI.
    • Truman's best friend Marlon became an FBI agent as well.
    • The matriarch of the Bennett crime family crossed the Iron Curtain and went by the name of Claudia.
    • Steve Carey has become a KGB operative.
    • President Jack Davis started out as a mid-level functionary in the FBI.
    • Lord Ba'al now works for Mossad. He'll be home in time for Passover.
  • 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.