Netflix renews The Diplomat for Season 2
James R | On 02, May 2023
Netflix has renewed The Diplomat for a second season.
The series, created by Debora Cahn (The West Wing, Homeland), follows Kate Wyler (Keri Russell), 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).
The drama, which charts the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships between countries and people, co-stars David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear and Ato Essandoh.
It premiered on 20th April and promptly jumped to number one on Netflix’s weekly global Top 10 TV English list. In its first weekend, the series had 57.48 million hours viewed.
“We had such a great time making The Diplomat. And it’s a thrill to see how much people are enjoying it,” says Cahn. “We’re so glad we get to do it again.” Executive Producer and star Keri Russell is ready for more, too. “I am thrilled to be headed back for another round of this smart screwball show. Dare I say it’s fun?”
“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,” adds Jinny Howe, Vice President of Drama Series, Netflix. “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 wanted it to make people want more,” says Cahn of the finale. “I wanted to bring together all of the different dynamics of the political relationships and the personal relationships in one event that splits apart all at the same time.”
Sewell added: “All I know is that if you resolve it one way or another too quickly, we’re screwed. I like to think there are enough problems to last us [a few seasons].”
Alex Graves will join the fold as executive producer alongside Cahn, Williams and Russell for the second season.