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FX television show 'The Americans' takes over Adventureland in Farmingdale

Adventureland Amusement Park in Farmingdale is a popular

Adventureland Amusement Park in Farmingdale is a popular venue for families. (Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Actress Keri Russell and her “The Americans” co-star Matthew Rhys spent Tuesday at Adventureland Amusement Park in Farmingdale.

The cast and crew of the FX television series filmed scenes for the first episode of Season 2 at the park, which is only open on the weekends this month, according to the park website. The episode will air in early 2014, according to a spokeswoman for FX.

Although press were not permitted on the “closed set,” the FX spokeswoman confirmed that Russell and Rhys were there filming. They play undercover Soviet spies posing as Americans in the United States in the period drama, which is set in the early 1980s, near the end of the Cold War.

Shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday, the park posted a photo from the set on Twitter and stated “Today, we make our return to Hollywood! TV show ‘The Americans’ is filming a scene here.”

The crew began filming at the park Tuesday morning and are expected to continue until around 6 p.m.
 

Tags: Farmingdale , Adventureland , FX , The Americans , Keri Russell , Matthew Rhys

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