Netflix released a first look at their new political drama series, The Diplomat, by Debora Cahn. It stars Keri Russell as Kate Wyler, who is a career diplomat. The eight-part series premieres on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
The show centers on career diplomat Kate Wyler, who accepts a high-profile position that she nor anyone else thinks she is qualified for. In the middle of a global crisis, the US government enlists her as the US ambassador to the United Kingdom. Along with Keri Russel, it also stars Rufus Sewell, David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear, and Ato Essandoh. Celia Imrie, Michael McKean, Nana Mensah, T’Nia Miller, and Miguel Sandoval are guest stars.
“The Diplomat is a show about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships,” she says. “It’s hard to keep a relationship going, be it a marriage or a military alliance. We change, the world changes, and yet we want these relationships to go on forever. It’s a show about a bunch of good people doing their best to keep their global and personal partnerships intact without killing each other. In the world of diplomacy, you’re dealing with a lot of rule-bound, protocol-driven behavior, but underneath all that, these are people who sweat, and spill coffee on their clothes, and forget the name of the person they’re talking to. All of that is always bubbling under the grandeur and majesty of working with heads of state.”
The EPs of the series are Keri Russell, Janice Williams, Jones, and Cahn. Simon Cellan Jones, Andrew Bernstein, Liza Johnson, and Alex Graves serve as directors.
About The Diplomat TV Show
Kate Wyler (Keri Russell) is the new US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. She was supposed to go to Afghanistan. She's great in a crisis zone. In a historic home... less so. War is brewing on one continent and boiling over on another. Kate will have to diffuse international crises, forge strategic alliances in London, and adjust to her new place in the spotlight - all while trying to survive her marriage to fellow career diplomat and political star Hal Wyler (Rufus Sewell). From showrunner Debora Cahn (THE WEST WING, HOMELAND), THE DIPLOMAT is a high-stakes, contemporary political drama about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships, between countries and people. Also starring David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear, and Ato Essandoh, with executive producers Debora Cahn, Janice Williams, and Keri Russell.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite shows. Check out and bookmark our TV shows cancelled in 2019-20 season and TV shows renewed for 2020-21 season lists.