The Diplomat (USA/2023) Series: Runs Into A Big Geopolitics Crisis

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The Diplomat (USA/2023) runs into a big geopolitics crisis. This contemporary global diplomacy tale is about the United States of America’s Ambassador posted in Britain.

Kate (Keri Russell) takes up a new high-profile assignment as the USA’s ambassador in the UK. But then, a major geopolitical crisis welcomes her. This brewing diplomatic problem might force her to take every necessary step to minimize the conflicts among the powerful Western nations of the world. This story keeps up with the USA’s superpower status.

Synopsis (summary) of this 2023 dramatic thriller series

Amid an international crisis, a career diplomat juggles her new high-profile job as ambassador (Keri Russell) to the UK and her turbulent marriage to a political star (Rufus Sewell).

Spoilers Free – review of The Diplomat (USA/S1/2023) series

A brief note about the crisis

The Diplomat – Kate Wyler faces a significant international catastrophic situation after an unprovoked attack on a British aircraft carrier vessel. With her demanding job as a US ambassador and the fact that her marriage is on the rocks, Kate is trying to navigate the choppy (geopolitical/personal) waters daily.

Inspired by the real-life people/events

Some of the real-life politicians seem to have inspired the major political leaders depicted in this show. So, we have a bunch of references as well as characters based on real-life politicians from the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, its fictional story draws a lot from recent events happening in the real world. For instance the references to the Lenkov group from Russia. We have shared their details in the spoilers shared below.

Actress Keri Russell shines brightly

In these challenging times, Keri Russell has enacted the role of the central character the Diplomat Kate Wyler in a charming and alluring manner. She has added a certain charm to such a severe subject of international diplomacy. Even her support staff in diplomacy are likeable. Most of the ensemble cast have performed well.

The conclusion

The mystery surrounding this international diplomacy is worth a watch. The shocking cliffhanger at the end has ensured that we are hooked, as we wait for its next season.

Ratings of this 2023 dramatic thriller series

FM’s rating4.10/5
FM’s short commentBesides the mystery and thrills in this geo-political diplomatic tale, the protagonist played by actor Keri Russell shines. Though, one must say, that diplomatic power is waning these days of emerging regional powers. Still, the USA is one of the most influential powers and this is what its story shows.
FM ratings – The Diplomat (USA).

Spoilers Alert – real-life inspirations in this 2023 dramatic thriller series

The Lenkov Group in the show – its real-life inspirations from Russia

In this show, you might find a few references made to “The Lenkov Group”. Perhaps it is inspired by the real-life private Russian military unit called “Wagner Group” and its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin. As per the various news reports, this group operate in Europe, Asia (Middle East) and Africa (North), as of now.

US President & Vice-President in the show – their real-life inspirations from the USA

Also, it is more than likely that present-day US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have inspired the reel characters shown in this series.

UK Prime Minister in the show – the real-life inspirations from the UK

Lastly, we found many similarities in the reel role of the UK Prime Minister’s character and his political ideology to that of former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who served his nation from 2019 to 2022.

Poster of this 2023 dramatic thriller series

The Diplomat (USA) – poster.

Key details of this 2023 dramatic thriller series

GenreDrama, Thriller, Mystery
Original languageEnglish (USA)
ReleasedApril 2023
Age-restrictionsA (18+)
Season Season (1) One
EpisodesEpisodes (8) Eight
CreatorDebora Cahn
CastKeri Russell, Rufus Sewell, David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear, etc.
TaglinesKeep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.
About – The Diplomat (USA)

Trailer of this 2023 dramatic thriller series

Official trailer – The Diplomat (USA) – Netflix | YouTube.

Focus on creator Debora Cahn & actress Keri Russell

Debora Cahn is the showrunner of The Diplomat series, she is also known for writing/producing popular shows like – The West Wing (2005-2006), Grey’s Anatomy (2006-2014), Homeland (2018-2020) and Fosse/Verdon (2019), etc. Keri Russell won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series – Drama in 1999 for her leading role in the Felicity (1998-2002) show; she is also known for Mission Impossible III movie and The Americans (2013-2018) series.

If you like The Diplomat series from the USA, then check out The Diplomat series from the UK too.

Featured & Other Images: The Diplomat | Netflix & IMDb.

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