Keri Russell to lead Netflix political drama 'The Diplomat'

Netflix has placed an eight-episode order for the series, which will be written and show-run by Debora Cahn.

Published: 17th February 2022 10:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2022 10:50 AM   |  A+A-

Keri Russell

Keri Russell (Photo | AP)


LOS ANGELES: "The Americans" star Keri Russell will headline streaming service Netflix's new political drama series "The Diplomat".

The streamer has placed an eight-episode order for the series, which will be written and show-run by Debora Cahn, best known for working on shows such as "West Wing" and "Homeland".

The drama centres on a career diplomat (Russell) who lands a high-profile job that puts her on the front lines of an international crisis.

The gig finds her way over her head, with tectonic implications for her marriage and her political future.

According to Variety, "The Diplomat" is the first series to be greenlit under Cahn's new multi-year overall deal with Netflix. She will also serve as an executive producer alongside Janice Williams and Russell.

The actor is best known for playing Elizabeth Jennings in FX's period espionage show "The American", opposite partner Matthew Rhys.

Russell has also featured in films such as "Mission: Impossible III" (2006), "Waitress" (2007), "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (2014), "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" (2019) and "Antlers" (2021).


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