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'The Americans' Adds Margo Martindale for 8-Episode Arc

Confirmed to appear in the bulk of the freshman season, the Emmy-winning "Justified" actress returns to FX.

Margo Martindale
Courtesy of FX

FX is adding another American.

The network's upcoming spy drama, which recently announced a Jan. 30 premiere date, has cast Margo Martindale for a minimum of eight episodes.

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Martindale comes to The Americans after an award-winning turn on another FX series, Justified, where she took home the 2010 Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama series.

Like stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, Martindale will play a Russian spy living stateside. Her character, Claudia, serves as a liaison between the KGB and central spies Phillip (Rhys) and Elizabeth (Russell).

Created and executive produced by Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies), The Americans is a Cold War period drama about KGB spies posing as Americans the Washington, D.C., suburbs. It recently started production on the 13-episode season after the pilot was ordered to series in August.

Martindale is repped by Gersh.