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Netflix today released a first look image from their upcoming political drama series The Diplomat starring Keri Russell (Cocaine Bear, The Americans). The 8 episode series will premiere on April 20th and also stars Rufus Sewell (Kaleidoscope, The Man in the High Castle), David Gyasi (Carnival Row, Interstellar), Ali Ahn (Raising Dion, Liberal Arts), Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful, Skyfall), Ato Essandoh (The Code, Jason Bourne), with guest appearances from Celia Imrie (Better Things, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul, Grace and Frankie), Nana Mensah (After Yang, The Chair), T’Nia Miller (The Peripheral, The Haunting of Bly Manor), and Miguel Sandoval (Barry, Sharp Objects).

The Diplomat Synopsis
Kate Wyler (Keri Russell) 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 (Rufus Sewell). The Diplomat is a high-stakes, contemporary political drama about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships, between countries and people.

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 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.

Creator and Executive Producer Debora Cahn told


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