‘The Americans’ Creators, Keri Russell, and Matthew Rhys on the Series Finale, That Ending, and the Future — Spoilers[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “The Americans” series finale, including the ending.]The creators behind “The Americans” have known the ending of the series for four years, but that doesn’t mean they were kept from second-guessing themselves along the way.“At the very beginning, no, there was no idea of how the show was going to end,” creator Joe Weisberg said in a joint interview.
“But when we got somewhere around the end of the first season, beginning of the second season, we suddenly got a very clear sense of the ending of the show.
We had no idea if that ending was going to stick; in fact, if you had asked us, we would have told you, ‘Oh, probably it won’t.’ […] But then we got to the end of the show and sure enough that ending was still the one that we liked best.”“We did our due diligence by running through
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