Keri Russell to Lead in Netflix’s Upcoming Political Thriller, The Diplomat – Here Are the Details of the Show

Published 02/17/2022, 2:15 PM EST

It’s been a while, we have seen any work of Keri Russell. At last, the star of The Americans will play the lead role in The Diplomat on Netflix. Debora Cahn, the creator of West Wing, Grey’s Anatomy, Fosse/Verdon, Vinyl, and Homeland will create this thriller, The Diplomat.

Netflix has a lot of faith that Keri Russell will make the television series a great success. In conversation with TV Line, Jinny Howe, Netflix’s VP of Drama Development, claims, “I’ve seen firsthand Deb’s incredible work on shows including The West Wing. She knows how to tell an amazing story, with character depth, stakes, and surprises, all of which she’ll bring to The Diplomat.”

The Diplomat is a political thriller that revolves around the life of Kate Wyler, played by Keri Russell. Kate landed the job of a career diplomat, but in the time of an international crisis. She was always unfit for the job, which results in destroying her marriage and her political future.


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Let’s find out more about the film and Keri Russell’s upcoming project.

What do we know about The Diplomat on Netflix?

Netflix confirmed the television series in January 2022. Debora Cahn, Janice Williams, and Keri Russell will be the executive producer of the television series. The Diplomat will explore a political turmoil, which will go on for eight 50-minutes episodes. There is no trailer available till now, as the filming and production have not started yet. Netflix hasn’t confirmed an official release date for the series.

If they started filming in the middle of the year, we can expect the show on the streaming at the end of 2023.

According to Variety, The Diplomat is the first television show by Debora Cahn’s new multi-year overall deal with Netflix.


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Now, let’s explore the journey of Keri Russell in the industry.


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Keri Russell’s career


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The Americans is one of the fruitful shows of Keri Russell. She has won three consecutive Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations for best actress in The Americans as Elizabeth Jennings. She has also featured in the films like Mission: Impossible III (2006), Waitress (2007), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), and Antlers (2021). Her upcoming film is Elizabeth Banks-directed Cocaine Bear.

What do you think of The Diplomat? Are you excited about the show? Comment down below.



Alivia Paul

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Alivia Paul is an author at Netflix Junkie. Having completed her bachelor’s in English Literature and Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication, Alivia, a passionate writer, looks to combine her penmanship with her love for different content in different languages on different platforms, to deliver engaging content to her readers. Some of her favorite shows are Lucifer, You, Sweet Tooth, Crash Landing On You, and Sex and The City.