The Diplomat: Release date, cast and latest news for Netflix series
Keri Russell's new political Netflix series is almost here.
With Netflix users now having got a taste of political thriller series The Diplomat in the first-look trailer for the series, we are just around the corner from getting to watch the full eight-episode run.
The series, which bears no connection with the recent Alibi series of the same name, comes from The West Wing and Homeland writer Debora Cahn and follows Kate Wyler, the new US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (played by Keri Russell).
The series also stars Rufus Sewell, David Gyasi, Ali Ahn and Rory Kinnear among others, but when will it arrive on Netflix and what is the show about?
Read on for everything you need to know about The Diplomat on Netflix.
When will The Diplomat be released?
All eight episodes of The Diplomat will be released on Netflix on Thursday 20th April 2023, meaning viewers don't have long until they can watch the series in full.
What is The Diplomat about?
The official synopsis for The Diplomat says: "Kate Wyler 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.
"From showrunner Debora Cahn, The Diplomat is a high-stakes, contemporary political drama about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships, between countries and people."
The Diplomat cast: Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell star
Here is the full list of the currently announced cast for The Diplomat:
- Keri Russell as Kate Wyler
- Rufus Sewell as Hal Wyler
- David Gyasi as Austin Dennison
- Ali Ahn as Eidra Park
- Rory Kinnear as Prime Minister Nicol Trowbridge
- Ato Essandoh as Stuart Hayford
- Michael McKean as President William Rayburn
- Nana Mensah as Billie Appiah
- Miguel Sandoval as Miguel Ganon
- Celia Imrie as TBC
- T’Nia Miller as TBC
The Diplomat trailer
You can watch the full trailer for The Diplomat right here now.