The Diplomat-USA (2023): Runs Into Big Geopolitics Crisis

The Diplomat-USA series is a present-day tale about the United States Ambassador Kate Wyler posted in the United Kingdom. In keeping up with the superpower status of the USA, this tale deals with global diplomacy.

Therefore, as soon as the career diplomat Kate (Keri Russell) takes up a new high-profile assignment as ambassador in the UK, she runs into a big geopolitical crisis. While watching the show, you can feel that some of the major political leaders depicted are inspired by the recent events happening in the real world, the real-life politicians from the United States and the United Kingdom, as I have discussed in its spoilers shared below.

The Diplomat-USA (S1/2023) Series:- details

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)

The Diplomat-USA (S1/2023) Series:- synopsis

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).

The Diplomat-USA (S1/2023) Series:- {Spoilers Free} review

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.

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. In the Diplomat series, the mystery surrounding this international act of aggression is worth binge-watching. And the shocking cliffhanger at the end of season one of the series has ensured that I am hooked, as I eagerly wait for its next season.

The Diplomat-USA (S1/2023) Series:- {Spoilers Alert} its real-life inspirations

The Lenkov Group in The Diplomat – 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 Russian mercenary unit called “Wagner Group” and its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.

US President & Vice-President in The Diplomat – 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 Diplomat – 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.

The Diplomat-USA (S1/2023) Series:- poster

The Diplomat (USA) – poster.

The Diplomat-USA (S1/2023) Series:- ratings

FM’s rating4.10/5
IMDb rating as of the date8.10/10
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date87% Tomatometer & 83% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten TomatoesKeri Russell’s scrappy performance negotiates the best possible terms for The Diplomat, a soapy take on statecraft that manages to make geopolitical crises highly binge-able entertainment.
FM, IMDb & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Diplomat (USA).

The Diplomat-USA (S1/2023) Series:- trailer

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.