The Diplomat: Netflix releases the trailer for the newest international relations drama starring Keri Russell

Keri Russell navigates the complicated web of connections made by governments while her work and her personal life continuously collide.

Keri Russell is going from struggling with cocaine bears to struggling with international relations, as well as personal relations. Russell, who last starred in another politically charged series, The Americans on FX, returns in a new position within inter-country liaisons. Netflix has released the trailer for the drama, The Diplomat. The show’s first season will consist of eight episodes that run an hour long. The series was also filmed on location in London, Paris, and the Cotswolds. Co-starring with Russell is Rufus Sewell, who is seemingly having a ball stressing out Russell’s character as they play husband and wife.

The official synopsis from Netflix reads,
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). From showrunner Debora Cahn (THE WEST WING, HOMELAND), THE DIPLOMAT is a high-stakes, contemporary political drama about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships, between countries and people. Also starring David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear, and Ato Essandoh, with executive producers Debora Cahn, Janice Williams, and Keri Russell.

Debra Cahn tells viewers to expect a lot of complicated connections made between governments and the individuals that run them. 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.”

The Diplomat will schedule meetings with streaming audiences on April 20 on Netflix.

Source: Netflix, Tudum

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