The BEST Seasons of The Americans (2013)

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2021

Network: FX

Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.

Season 6

#1 - Season 6

First Aired: Mar 29, 2018

In the sixth and final season, Philip and Elizabeth’s ability to protect their cover and family’s safety deteriorates. The Jennings struggle to maintain a smokescreen of normalcy, especially around their son who remains ignorant of the spies in his midst. With Gorbachev in power in the Soviet Union, the winds of change are sweeping through Russia and America creating new perils.

star 8.81
231 votes
Season 4

#2 - Season 4

First Aired: Mar 17, 2016

star 8.46
293 votes
Season 3

#3 - Season 3

First Aired: Jan 29, 2015

In season three, Philip and Elizabeth find themselves at odds over their daughter’s future now that the KGB is determined to recruit her and FBI Agent Stan Beeman has rededicated himself to uncovering the identities of the Russian spies.

star 8.43
352 votes
Season 2

#4 - Season 2

First Aired: Feb 27, 2014

star 8.30
418 votes
Season 1

#5 - Season 1

First Aired: Jan 31, 2013

star 8.26
548 votes
Season 5

#6 - Season 5

First Aired: Mar 8, 2017

In season five, the arranged marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings grows more passionate and genuine in the midst of the escalating Cold War. Paige’s budding romance with Matthew, the son of their neighbor, FBI Agent Stan Beeman, further complicates matters since Stan – Philip’s best friend – remains the greatest threat to the Jennings’ safety.

star 7.83
241 votes