Congratulations, Keri Russell hive: The Diplomat was just renewed for a second season. Honestly, we can’t say we’re surprised. With a number-one spot on Netflix’s Top 10 list, the political drama has been a major win for the streamer. Haven’t seen The Diplomat yet? Here’s a quick rundown.
The Diplomat follows Kate Wyler (Keri Russell), a woman hired as an ambassador to the United Kingdom amid an international crisis. As if juggling her career and a pending world war isn’t hard enough, her marriage to her husband, Hal (Rufus Sewell), a former political star, is crumbling too. After a stunning eight episodes, Season One ended with a bang, leaving Russell’s personal and professional life up in the air.
Netflix announced the show’s renewal on Monday afternoon. Jinny Howe, Vice President of Drama Series, explained it was the natural next step following the show’s success. “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,” she said. “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 Two.”
Well, that certainly sounds promising. Keep reading for everything we know about The Diplomat Season Two.
Has The Diplomat Been Renewed For a Second Season?
Yes! The series has officially been greenlit for another run, and the creative team is just as excited as we are. In a recent press statement from Deadline, Cahn, the series showrunner, expressed her excitement for Season Two. “We had such a great time making The Diplomat,” she said. “And it’s a thrill to see how much people are enjoying it. We’re so glad we get to do it again!”
Russell, who plays the lead character, added, “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.”
When Could Season Two of The Diplomat Release?
The Diplomat‘s second season may be available to stream sooner than you think. According to Marie Claire, The Diplomat was originally announced in January 2022. Netflix released the series 15 months later, so if production runs smoothly, Season Two could be ready by next summer.
What Might Happen in Season Two of The Diplomat?
After that explosive cliffhanger, The Diplomat could go in a number of ways. We won’t spoil what happened for those who haven’t watched the show, but in an interview with Netflix’s Tudum, Sewell gave his prediction for the next chapter. “All I know is that if you resolve it one way or another too quickly, we’re screwed,” he said. “I like to think there are enough problems to last us [a few seasons]. Who knows? I would like someone with a better imagination than mine to take over on that rather than follow my dumb suggestions.”
We’ll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
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