The Diplomat
The Diplomat

‘The Diplomat’ (2023). Entertaining Political Intrigue on Netflix

A series of dispatches and international government crises give Keri Russell the opportunity to stand out with her good performance.


The Diplomat is a series created by Debora Cahn starring Keri Russell.

The Diplomat is one of those series that know how to diligently go unnoticed and, without making too much noise, give a fine serious entertainment in a political intrigue that, although it could have been better with more tension and grip, dares to bet it all and gives a chance to this good actress who is Keri Russell.

About the Series

The Diplomat has everything, in the right measure and well managed. In small doses, yes: it is a good political intrigue with well profiled characters in a story with a coherent script. It knows how to develop in terms of story and achieve balance in the eight chapters.

The problem: its exquisite and outstanding precedents. It has neither the grace of some nor the intensity of others and, with these political intrigues, it is easy for the unconscious to play tricks on us and establish comparisons too quickly. It doesn’t have the hook of Homeland or the strength of its characters, its game is to do something lighter; it doesn’t have the grace of Scandal; it doesn’t get anywhere near the depth of The West Wing.

It fails in terms of genre work and, not wanting to be more than that, The Diplomat becomes a “serious” entertainment, although not as serious as the viewer might expect and, at times, lacking in strength it gets lost on that entertaining side.

It’s not bad, in its mild tone, but it’s also impossible not to miss some things and that, in a series, a movie or on a blind date… Well, it’s never a good sign to remember your ex a lot when dating someone new.

It’s usually synonymous with failure.

But, as always, the audience decides.

Enjoy it.

Release Date

April 20, 2023

Where to Watch The Diplomat


The Star: Keri Russell

Keri Russell
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Keri Russell is a talented actress who has been captivating audiences for decades with her versatile performances and undeniable charm. She has managed to remain a prominent figure in Hollywood, taking on a diverse array of roles that showcase her incredible range as an actress. From her early days as a child star to her recent successes in television and film, Keri Russell has become a true force to be reckoned with in Hollywood and beyond. In this article, we will explore her journey, her impact on the industry, and her future as a leading lady. More

The Cast

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Keri Russell / Kate Wyler
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Rufus Sewell / Hal Wyler
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Ali Ahn / Eidra Graham
Pearl Mackie / Alysse

Jess Chanliau / Ronnie

David Gyasi / Dennison

Ato Essandoh / Stuart

Rory Kinnear / Trowbridge

Episode List

The Cinderella Thing

The Cinderella Thing

After a hostile attack on a British vessel, seasoned diplomat Kate Wyler assumes a new role in the UK that puts her skills — and marriage — to the test.

Don't Call It a Kidnapping

Don’t Call It a Kidnapping

As new details about the bombing emerge, Kate struggles to see eye-to-eye with Hal. Prime Minister Trowbridge’s fiery remarks at a funeral cause a stir.

Lambs in the Dark

Lambs in the Dark

At Winfield, President Rayburn’s plans in the Gulf have the staff on edge as tensions between a determined Hal and a strong-willed Kate come to a head.

He Bought a Hat

He Bought a Hat

As Rayburn’s rep takes a hit, Kate drops in on Dennison’s private meeting at the UK Foreign Office and learns startling information about the attack.

The Dogcatcher

The Dogcatcher

Tempers flare at Chevening House, where an unexpected guest’s arrival sends Kate and Dennison scrambling for a resolution. Hal makes a new connection.

Some Lusty Tornado

Some Lusty Tornado

To appease Trowbridge, Kate seeks Hal’s help with a high-profile visitor and consults an informed source in secret as complicated feelings begin to grow.

Keep Your Enemies Closer

Keep Your Enemies Closer

After a sit-down with a Russian ambassador leads to new intel and mixed messages, Kate takes a trip to the Oval Office and reconnects with an old friend.

The James Bond Clause

The James Bond Clause

In London, Hal’s actions cause friction as Kate heads to Paris with Dennison to get a handle on the Lenkov situation, which soon takes a shocking turn.

The Diplomat
The Diplomat

Name: The Diplomat

Description: In the midst of an international crisis, a career diplomat lands in a high-profile job she’s unsuited for, with tectonic implications for her marriage and her political future.

Seasons: 1

Country: United States

Director(s): Ben Richards, Liza Johnson, Simon Cellan Jones

Writer(s): Debora Cahn

Genre: Drama, Politics

Actor(s): Keri Russell, Rufus Sewell, Rory Kinnear, David Gyasi, Ato Essandoh, Ali Ahn, Jon Moore, Eric Tiede

Companies: Netflix

User Review
3.1 (812 votes)

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