Through a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television, Amazon Prime Instant Video is now the exclusive streaming home of the hit FX drama The Americans.
If you’re unfamiliar with FX’s drama, it stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as married KGB spies posing as Americans. It’s set in the early 80s.
“The Americans is simply an exceptional television drama that delivers riveting storylines and outstanding performances,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We are excited to bring this great series to Prime Instant Video. The Americans is a welcome addition to our growing lineup of exclusive content and we know that Prime members will love catching up on season one in advance of the new season.”
Although The Americans is definitely the headline here, the new deal has also landed Amazon Prime Instant Video a few other high-profile shows – How I Met Your Mother, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie and Archer.
Amazon recently added season 1 of the hit NBC show Hannibal to their catalog.
In other Amazon Prime news – it may get a bit more expensive to stream shows like The Americans on the service. Amazon has stated that they are at least pondering a price hike – maybe as much as $40 a year.
You now have nearly three weeks to catch up on The Americans before the new season premieres on February 26th.. Go forth and binge.
Image via FX The Americans, YouTube