The Americans will end after five or six seasons, showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields reiterate in a new THR interview ahead of the spy drama’s fourth season:
Do you know how and when you want to end the series?
WEISBERG We have a pretty good sense. I would say we got it down to about four different endings. So we’re pretty well honed in on a zone we’re going to go to, but we haven’t decided for sure. And the way that we work, it could also all change. As it gets closer, we could come up with something totally different that would surprise me.
And is that a conversation you’ve been having with FX?
WEISBERG We haven’t told them our thoughts for how the story ends, but we’ve had conversations with them about wrapping up after five or six seasons.
FIELDS And they’ve come to us and said that that’s not going to be a business decision from them — it’s a creative decision from us. So they’ve liberated us to do what’s going to be right for the show. There’s no danger that there will be a sudden end to the show. I think we’ll be able to reach the end that feels right to us dramatically.