New Netflix thriller series The Diplomat will be arriving on the streamer later this month and we now have our first look at stars Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell in action.


In the eight-part series, Russell plays Kate Wyler, the new US Ambassador to the UK who has to diffuse international crises, forge strategic alliances, and adjust to her new place in the spotlight. Meanwhile, Sewell plays Kate's husband Hal, a career diplomat and political star.

In the newly released trailer, we see plenty of intrigue, explosions and marital bickering, as well as some of Russell and Sewell's co-stars including Rory Kinnear, David Gyasi, Ali Ahn and Ato Essandoh.

Guest stars set to feature across the run include Celia Imrie, Michael McKean, Nana Mensah, T’Nia Miller and Miguel Sandoval.

You can watch the full trailer right here now.

The series was shot in London, Paris and the Cotswolds and comes from Debora Cahn, who has previously been a writer and producer on hit shows including The West Wing, Homeland and Grey's Anatomy.

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It is not to be confused with another series, also called The Diplomat, which stars Sophie Rundle and arrived on Alibi earlier this year.

Russell was most recently seen in Cocaine Bear, the comedy-thriller film from director Elizabeth Banks which was released in cinemas in February.

Meanwhile, Sewell was seen earlier this year in Kaleidoscope, the Netflix heist series also starring Giancarlo Esposito which was designed so that the episodes could be watched in any order.

The Diplomat will be available to watch on Netflix from 20th April 2023. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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