Collider: 'Deutschland 83' Review


In many ways, Deutschland 83 is the perfect coda to The Americans’ third season. For one, the eight episode Sundance TV series (the first German-language series to ever be broadcast in the U.S.) picks up right where FX’s spy drama left off with Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech. Two, it features a young East German man, Martin (Jonas Nay), who is recruited on a spy mission to West Germany largely against his will. Like the Jennings in The Americans, Martin is living in enemy territory in order to serve the people back home, while also being immersed — for better or worse — in an entirely different cultural experience.

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