Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Netflix Orders 8 Episodes of Drama 'The Diplomat' Created by Debora Cahn

Netflix has today given a series order to the original drama series The Diplomat created by Debora Cahn (Grey's Anatomy, Homeland) - who has also signed a multi-year overall deal with the streamer to develop series and other projects. The first season will produce 8 episodes.

In the midst of an international crisis, a career diplomat lands in a high-profile job she's unsuited for, with tectonic implications for her marriage and her political future.

"I've seen firsthand Deb's incredible work on shows including The West Wing," said Jinny Howe, Vice President of Drama Development, Netflix. "She knows how to tell an amazing story, with character depth, stakes and surprises, all of which she'll bring to The Diplomat. We're thrilled to welcome Deb to Netflix."

"It's been such a joy working with Netflix," added Cahn. "Jinny, Seb[astian Gibbs], Tara [Flynn], and Sahar [Vehedi] have been amazing creative partners, from the seed of the idea to what is starting to look alarmingly like a television show. I really can't believe my luck."