Netflix has renewed political drama The Diplomat for a second season. The series premiered on April 20 and debuted at #1 on Netflix’s weekly global Top 10 TV English list.
In its first weekend, the series had 57.48 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 86 countries. The first season consists of eight 1-hour episodes.
The series is created by Debora Cahn, who is also executive producer alongside Janice Williams and Keri Russell.
“Fans around the world are loving every minute of The Diplomat’s gripping and propulsive drama, and embracing Keri Russell’s powerful performance as Kate Wyler,” Jinny Howe, Vice President of Drama Series, Netflix, told Tudum.
Howe continued: “After that jaw-dropping cliffhanger, we can’t wait for them to see what the amazing visionary team of Debora Cahn, Janice Williams and Keri Russell have in store for Season 2.”
“I am thrilled to be headed back for another round of this smart screwball show. Dare I say it’s fun? Thank you Netflix for giving us another shot,” added executive producer and star Keri Russell.
“We had such a great time making The Diplomat. And it’s a thrill to see how much people are enjoying it. We’re so glad we get to do it again!” said creator, showrunner and executive producer.
In the series, 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.
The show also stars David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear, and Ato Essandoh. The guest stars include Celia Imrie, Michael McKean, Nana Mensah, T’Nia Miller, and Miguel Sandoval.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.