Gабриэль возвращается. After recurring on the third season of FX’s Cold War drama The Americans, Frank Langella is set to return for Season 4, reprising his role as Gabriel, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth’s (Keri Russell) mysterious KGB handler.
Set in the early 1980s, The Americans, which just concluded its third season, centers on the complex marriage of two KGB spies (Russell and Rhys) posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C.
“Frank brings such instant depth and complexity to the part,” said executive producer Joel Fields. “You know that Gabriel loves Philip and Elizabeth. But you can also feel, on a visceral level, what he’s been through as a Soviet. And if he needs them to do what they don’t want to do, he’s going to use everything in his power to make sure they do it.” Added creator/executive producer Joe Weisberg, “Frank just gives you the sense of history, the history of a man who’s been through a lot, but also that particularly sad, deep, yearning history of Russia that, frankly, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky make one feel. It’s just awesome to be able to write for him.”
Paradigm-repped Langella starts shooting his latest film, Youth In Oregon, in June and has three upcoming feature films set for release in 2015: the romance 5 To 7 opposite Anton Yelchin and Glenn Close, Driftless Area with Zooey Deschanel and Captain Fantastic opposite Viggo Mortensen.
Graham Yost and Daniel Sackheim also exec produce along with Amblin TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. The Americans is produced by Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Productions.