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The Diplomat - Best Netflix shows
The Diplomat. Keri Russell as Kate Wyler in episode 106 of The Diplomat. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

The Diplomat

  • Seasons: 1 
  • Created by Debora Cahn 
  • Cast: Keri Russell, Rufus Sewell, David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear, and Ato Essandoh

The Diplomat premiered on Netflix on April 20, 2023, and it’s easily one of the best political shows on Netflix and one of the best shows of the year so far. If you need a new show to watch tonight, The Diplomat is a great pick for you.

Keri Russell stars in the series as Ambassador Kate Wyler, the wife of former Ambassador Hal Wyler (Rufus Sewell). Together, they’re something of a diplomatic duo, although Hal frequently gets in the way. In the series, Kate is reassigned from Afghanistan to be the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom to prevent an international crisis and global war after a British aircraft carrier is attacked off the coast of Iran.

Debora Cahn, best known for her work on Homeland and The West Wing, created the series for Netflix. If you like either of those shows, you’re going to love The Diplomat.

Netflix renewed The Diplomat for season 2. It looks like the new series is going to be released sometime in 2024, though the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes could delay it.

Watch The Diplomat on Netflix