Netflix has today revealed the first-look image (above) as well as the release date for the high-stakes, contemporary political drama “The Diplomat” which tackles the themes of the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships, between countries and people.
From showrunner Debora Cahn (“The West Wing,” “Homeland”), and starring Keri Russell, Rufus Sewell, David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear and Ato Essandoh, with executive producers Debora Cahn, Janice Williams and Keri Russell, “The Diplomat” centers on newly-appointed US Ambassador to the UK, Kate Wyler (Russell). She was supposed to go to Afghanistan. She is great in a crisis zone. But, in a historic home… not so much. War is brewing on one continent and boiling over on another. Kate must 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 career diplomat and political star Hal Wyler (Sewell).
The series is also executive produced by Debora Cahn, Janice Williams, and Keri Russell.
Commenting on the imminent release, Cahn said, “The Diplomat 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 behaviour, 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 Diplomat” will premiere on Netflix this coming April 20 and an official trailer is expected to drop any time now.