Netflix will soon be releasing a new political TV drama known as The Diplomat. Ever since the show's plot was revealed, it gained criticism among real-life diplomats. And there is good reason behind the criticism. We'll uncover more about The Diplomat below:
When Is The Diplomat Release Date?
As of this writing, production for The Diplomat is ongoing and is expected to end in September or October 2022. Filming started in the middle of April, which means it's possible for production to go beyond that date.
The show will be set in the UK, which is where production is predominantly taking place.
A release date for The Diplomat has not yet been announced. But when the show gets released, viewers can look forward to 8 hour-long episodes for its first season.
What Is The Diplomat Story About?
This is where things get tricky. Debora Cahn has imagined a political thriller drama of a career diplomat who recently got a role as the Ambassador in London. Apart from this step up in her career, the main character also deals with personal life issues and international crises.
In real-life, many diplomats are disappointed by the fictional show. That's because in real-life, the post usually goes to a rich individual who helped fund the campaign of a president and can manage to throw a big party. It rarely ever happens that a Foreign Service officer gets appointed as the U.S. Ambassador. Not to mention, the role in real-life usually always goes to a man.
Still, many are pleased of the fictional depiction of their career since it is usually a boring job.
The Diplomat Cast And Crew Members
The cast of The Diplomat has been unveiled and includes the following names:
- Keri Russell (as Katie Wyler)
- Rufus Sewell (as Hal Wyler)
- Ali Ahn (as Eidra Graham)
- Penny Downie (as Frances Munning)
- Rory Kinnear
- Pearl Mackie (as Alysse)
- Michael McKean
- Celia Imrie
- Bijan Daneshmand (as Rasoul Shahin)
- David Gyasi
- Reza Diako
- Nana Mensah
- Jess Chanliau (as Ronnie)
- Andre Lillis (as Wilson)
- Ato Essandoh
- Miguel Sandoval
- Christine Prouty (as Emma)
When it comes to The Diplomat's crew, Deborah Cahn serves as the showrunner and creator. The show is directed by Simon Cellan Jones and spearheaded by Sebastian Gibbs. Cahn, Jones Janice Williams, and Russell also serves as executive producers of the show.
The Diplomat Trailer: Is It Out Yet?
As of this writing, a trailer for The Diplomat has not yet been released. We will update this post once more information is available.