Political thriller fans had a great start to the year. with success night agentNetflix is releasing another political series this month. But instead of waiting for the Night Action phone to ring, viewers can watch a former diplomat try to prevent a transcontinental war in the… Diplomat.
Not to be confused with the British series of the same name that debuted earlier this year, Netflix Diplomat Stars Keri Russell in the lead role. According to Deadline, the series received a series order in January 2022. Debora Cahn, known for other political series such as West Wing And homeland, serving as the series’ creator. She is credited with writing half of the episodes of the new series as well as serving as executive producer alongside Russell.
Get ready to forge alliances and work with fellow diplomats as we share all there is to know Diplomat.
The Diplomat: The Plot
The series follows Russell as Kate Wyler as she begins her new role as US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. The synopsis provided by Netflix offers more insight into what she’s expected to do as a diplomat and the challenges she’ll face as she balances her new position with her marriage.
Kate Wheeler (Keri Russell) is the new US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. She was supposed to go to Afghanistan. It’s great in a crisis zone. In a historic home… less so. War is brewing on one continent and boiling on another. Kate will have to defuse 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 diplomat and political star Hal Wyler (Rufus Sewell).
The trailer gives a better look at what to expect. Kate is heard saying, “Someone is luring a strike force into the Persian Gulf,” causing the international crises she will likely spend the season dealing with. Before becoming an ambassador, she was a longtime diplomat, which gave her a different set of skills that might not have panned out as well as she had hoped.
Her husband was an ambassador before her, although it is not clear which country he works with. We don’t know why he’s not an ambassador anymore, but with the hint that her marriage is suffering, it seems like her new position and his lack of a similar position could be the cause of their problems. Based on the given scene, it looks like those struggles will spill over into her career, but hopefully won’t hinder her ability to help prevent war.
The Diplomat: Cast and Crew
Keri Russell is Kate Wheeler, the honorary diplomat. The actress is known for a variety of film roles, such as Honey, you blew the babyAnd Mission: Impossible IIIAnd Dark skiesAnd Star Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerAnd the latest version cocaine beer. Her television work includes leading roles in Malibu ShoresAnd FelicityAnd The Americans. Rufus Sewell stars as Hal Wheeler, Kate’s husband, and fellow diplomat. Sewell is known for his roles in The legend of ZorroAnd the fatherAnd The man in the high castleAnd kaleidoscope.
Additional cast members include David Giasi (InterstellarAnd exterminationCarnival Row (Ali Ahn)The RoadAnd Raise debts), Rory Kinnear (No time to dieAnd Our flag means death), they supported him (Blue bloodAnd primary), Miguel Sandoval (skylightAnd Station 19), Nana Mensah (13 reasons whyAnd New Amsterdam), Michael McCain (Laverne and ShirleyAnd Better Call Saul), Pearl Mackie (doctor who), Celia Imrie (A cure for wellness), and Penny Downey (London has fallenAnd the crown).
production team behind Diplomat It consists of Dan Toland as producer, with Kahn, Russell, and Janice Williams as executive producers. With Kahn writing many episodes of the series, other writers include Peter Noah, Amanda Johnson-Zeterström, Anna Hagen, and Mia Chung. Simon Cellan-Jones is credited as director of the first two episodes.
The eight episodes will be available to stream on Netflix starting April 20th.
Everything else we know
based on offer, Diplomat In good hands. Debora Cahn is credited with writing 34 episodes of The West Wing, a series often credited as one of the best series of all time. between West Wing and written with the iconic medical drama instinct anatomyShe has been nominated for writing awards with Primetime Emmys and the Writers Guild of America, even winning a Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama for West Wing episode “The Incredibles”.
All that said, it’s clear that he’s had experience with political dramas, and hopefully, he’ll make it Diplomat. Although she doesn’t write every episode, she does write the first and last, so fans of the genre should be confident the series will start and end with a bang.
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