This is a great promo for the second season of the FX show The Americans. If you are not familiar with the show it is about two Soviet spies posing as a married American couple in the 1980’s. The first season of the The Americans provided enough good episodes to make me want to keep watching the show. It will be interesting to see how they do with season 2 of the The Americans.
The music they picked for the promo is very fitting, with it being Sting’s 1980’s song “Russians”. What I also like about the promo is that it is different because they have the two main actors from the show, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, contorting into positions that eventually form the symbol of the Soviet Union hammer and sickle. Overall, with the music and the actors, it is just a different style of promo for a new TV season that certainly made me more interested for season 2.
Here are the lyrics they use from his song “Russians”:
In Europe and America, there’s a growing feeling of hysteria
Mr. Reagan says we will protect you I don’t subscribe to this point of view
Believe me when I say to you I hope the Russians love their children too
If you are curious to hear the whole Sting song “Russians” here is a link to a YouTube video of the song.