The first chapter of the political television series The Diplomat, featuring Keri Russell & Rufus Sewell, is now streaming in its entirety on Netflix.
The series follows Katie Wyler, the newly appointed United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, as she attempts to maintain her committed relationship to political superstar and fellow diplomatic Hal while working to forge alliances and diffuse international problems.
This season one finale left us on a high-energy conclusion that will undoubtedly change things up for the upcoming season two. Is there any word on whether or not there will be another season to wrap up loose ends?
Is Season 2 Of The Diplomat In The Works?
While it is unclear at this time whether or not Netflix has plans to renew The Diplomat for a second season, the surprising conclusion to the first season suggests that they do.
As the season finale came to a close, Kate and Austin learned that the prime minister Nicol Wiltshire had orchestrated the bombing on the HMS Courageous with the help of Russian commando Lenkov in an effort to increase his popularity and prevent the breakup of the United Kingdom.
The shocking revelation that Hal and Stuart had been caught down in the apparent killing of a Conservative MP was matched by the series’ decision to leave their futures uncertain.
With so many loose ends after this season, it’s safe to assume the writers have plans to continue the story.
Given that the first season was just recently made available, it is not unexpected that Netflix has not yet confirmed a renewal. The series’ future is still unknown, and will likely be decided by the streaming service based on the show’s ratings. We will make sure to update this page as new evidence emerges.
Season 2 Of The Diplomat, When Can We Expect It?
The earliest we may see fresh episodes of The Diplomat come is spring 2024 if it gets renewed for an additional season on Netflix.
However, this might be pushed back if the renewal is delayed or if the team needs more time to go again into production. When we learn more about the show’s future and when production could resume, we’ll share that knowledge here.
If The Diplomat returns, we can count on seeing familiar faces like Keri Russell, Peter Gyasi, Ali Ahn, and — after that bombshell of a surprise — Rory Kinnear.
Both Hal Wyler (Rufus Sewell) and Stuart Hayford (Ato Essandoh), who were present when Conservative Member Merritt Grove’s vehicle exploded (apparently in an assassination), have uncertain futures.
In Paris, the police quickly encircled Kate and Austin, but they couldn’t hear a word. Is Hal still alive? Is Stuart still alive? The latter is what we’re betting on, but it’s conceivable that we’ve witnessed the end of both of them.
In the second season, the Wylers will endeavor to prevent Trowbridge from dragging the United Kingdom and its ally, the United States, into what may be World War 3 following the spectacular conclusion of the first season.