In the political thriller drama series, Keri Russell plays a career diplomat who lands a high-profile job she’s unsuited for, with seismic implications for her marriage and political future. Check out the image below.
The Diplomat plot follows, “Kate Wyler(Russell), a career diplomat who lands a high-profile job she neither wants nor believes she is suited for. Just as she was about to head to Afghanistan, the United States government enlists her to serve as the US ambassador to the United Kingdom in the midst of an international crisis. It’s a role that has tectonic implications for her marriage and her political future.”
In a statement, Cahn said (Via: Netflix Tudum), “The Diplomat is a show about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships.” She added, “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 last 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, 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 show is executive produced by Cahn, who also serves as showrunner under her overall deal with Netflix. Russell will also executive produce the series alongside Cahn and Janice Williams (Pieces of Her, The Magicians). The series is directed by Simon Cellan Jones, who also executive produces the first two episodes; Debora Cahn and Janice Williams also serve as EPs. The series films in the UK and Paris.
When Will The Diplomat Premiere On Netflix?
The Diplomat will make its Netflix debut on April 20, 2023. It consists of an eight-episode, one-hour series.