The Diplomat, an upcoming political drama series starring Keri Russell, will premiere on Netflix on April 20, 2023.
Russell will star in the show as the new U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, instead of Afghanistan, where she was supposed to go. As threats of war continue to bubble across the world, Russell’s Kate Wyler 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).”
The upcoming series will star Russell alongside Sewell, David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear, and Ato Essandoh. Guest stars for the series also include Celia Imrie, Michael McKean, Nana Mensah, T’Nia Miller, and Miguel Sandoval. The Diplomat is created by showrunner Debora Cahn, who also serves as an executive producer for the series.
A first look image for the series was also released, which you can see below:
According to Netflix, the series “is a show about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships. 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 series is set to feature eight episodes in total, with each episode about an hour long.