Well, that was fast.  But hey, there's no use Stalin, right?  Just hours after announcing that FX's Keri Russell Cold War spy drama 'The Americans' would be taken to series, the network has hit the Marx by releasing the first images of the series, featuring Russell and her co-star Matthew Rhys.  So, are 'The Americans' pics full of state secrets, or is the truth buried undercover?  See for yourself!

Following FX's earlier announcement that 'The Americans' would be taken to series with a 13-episode order to debut sometime in early 2013, the network has released three promotional images of series stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in character as undercover KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings.  The pictures (seen below) are light on details, but certainly highlight the unexpected passion that blossoms between the two, and the more serious nature of the series.

‘The Americans’ takes place in the early 1980s following  Elizabeth Jennings, one half of a KGB-arranged marriage planted within suburban Washington D.C., and increasingly tested by the Cold War’s escalation, and the “dangerous and darkly funny” relationships they maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control.  Along the way, spies Elizabeth and Philip Jennings find their fake relationship growing more passionate and genuine on a daily basis.

Additionally complicating the relationship between the pair is Phillip’s growing appreciation for American values and lifestyle, as well as the couple’s two children, who have no idea of their parents double-lives.  Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent working in counter intelligence.  The series was created by Joe Weisberg (‘Falling Skies’), and executive-produced by ‘Justified‘ show-runner Graham Yost.

Take a look at the first photos of 'The Americans' below, and tell us what you think in the comments!