‘The Diplomat’ season 2: Netflix release date estimate and what we know so far


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After an explosive season finale, subscribers have been left wanting more from Debora Cahn. the diplomat. Hopefully, we’ll get that with the show’s official renewal for a second season. Below, we keep track of everything related to the second season of the diplomat on Netflix.

the diplomat is a Netflix Original political thriller series created and produced by Debora Cahn, who signed an overall deal with Netflix in January 2022. The series is also produced by Janice Williams and Keri Russel, who plays the lead role of Kate Wyler. Netflix’s own studio produced the series filmed in London, UK.

Here’s what you can expect from the program if you haven’t already dove in:

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“In the midst of an international crisis, Kate Wyler, a career diplomat, lands in a high-profile role she was unprepared for, with tectonic implications for her marriage and political future.”

Official renewal status: Renewed on May 1, 2023

After just a week on the service, Netflix had given a rush season 2 order for the diplomat. Despite a relatively lackluster start to the show, we bet on a mix of commitment to Debora Cahn via the aforementioned blanket deal plus high completion rates meant a Season 2 order was a no-brainer.

Speaking about the renewal, Keri Russell said:

“I am delighted to be back for another round of this clever and wacky show. Dare I say it’s funny? Thank you Netflix for giving us another chance.”

Creator and showrunner Debora Cahn said:

“We had a great time making The Diplomat. And it’s exciting to see how many people are enjoying it. We are very happy to be able to do it again!”

Netflix head of drama Jinny Howe said:

“Fans around the world love every minute of The Diplomat’s gripping and propelling drama, and appreciate Keri Russell’s powerful performance as Kate Wyler. After that jaw-dropping cliffhanger, we can’t wait for you to see what the incredible visionary team of Debora Cahn, Janice Williams and Keri Russell have in store for Season 2.”

More Season 2 details and additional information will be shared at a later time.

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“A renewal, please.” Keri Russell as Kate Wyler – Alex Baily / Netflix Studios

Surprisingly, Netflix doesn’t have a huge amount of political drama. However, there are some big names on the short list. shows like house of cards, designated survivorand the agent of the night they have been big hits for the streaming service; however, only one of the three mentioned above is ongoing.

Let’s start with the official statistics of Netflix through its top 10 satellite sitesthat we have deciphered and integrated through our Top 10 search tool.

The show was in the top 10 for four weeks before dropping out, racking up 173.46 million hours watched:

week periodHours seen (M)RangeWeek in the Top 10
April 16, 2023 to April 23, 202357,480,00011
April 23, 2023 to April 30, 202366,460,000 (+16%)12
April 30, 2023 to May 7, 202331,150,000 (-53%)43
May 7, 2023 to May 14, 202318,370,000 (-41%)84

In our Top 10 reports for the week ending April 23, What’s on Netflix contributor Frederic said he got off to a lackluster start, with the show just shy of that 90s show regarding your week 1 CVE.

CVE refers to Full View Equivalent, so it takes the runtime of the show and the number of publicly announced hours to find a way to find out, at most, how many people made it to the end.

the diplomat first four days of netflix audience cve

The first 4 hearing days of The Diplomat CVE

if we huddle the diplomat with other renewed shows from the last 6 to 12 months, we can see The Diplomat finally slipping towards the lower end of what the shows need for ratings to renew.

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the diplomat presented in the Nielsen charts for two weeks in total, collecting 44.90 million hours viewed. Nielsen tracks US viewing on connected devices.

beginning of the weekWeekendNielsen rankepisodesraw minutesconverted hours
April 17, 2023April 23, 2023181.302 million minutes21.7 billion hours
April 24, 2023April 30, 2023181.392 million minutes23.2 billion hours

How about online engagement?

The team of televisionstats.com It allows us to see how well the show has performed comparatively on social media, Google Trends, torrent sites, and more. You can see in the chart below that while it wasn’t the biggest hit early on, in the months after it was released, it kept up with the agent of the night and BEEF.

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Online Engagement for The Diplomat Vs. The Night Agent and BEEF

If the suspense wasn’t enough to suggest there might be a second season, then it’s hard to suggest what else is needed.

Throughout the season, US Ambassador Kate Wyler has been investigating the attack on the British warship. Initially it was believed to be caused by the Iranians, but before long the finger is pointed at the Russians. However, Kate is eventually able to deduce that the person behind the attack was UK Prime Minister Nicol Trowbridge, who wanted to use the false flag attack as a means to unite the country and stop any push for Scottish independence.

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Rory Kinnear as Prime Minister Nicol Trowbridge – Alex Baily / Netflix Studios

Throughout the season, Kate’s relationship with her husband Hal has been shown to be extremely difficult, to the point where the couple are considering divorce. However, as Kate may soon be sworn in as Vice President of the United States of America, any divorce talks were immediately nixed. However, it is possible that Kate is soon widowed, as Hal was one of the three, the other being Stuart Hayford, Kate’s deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy in London, and Eidra Park, station chief of the CIA in London, who are victims of a car bomb. We still don’t know the fate of the trio, but Kate has been informed by the Secret Service that her husband was at the blast, and judging by her expression, the news may be serious.

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Keri Russell as Kate Wyler (left) and Ato Essandoh as Stuart Heyford – Alex Baily / Netflix Studios

Kate has yet to be sworn in as the new vice president. However, Kate is still unsure if the position is right for her and has even considered her position as a US diplomat. The events of the season could lead to Kate taking over as Vice President, where she’ll be perfectly placed to be a force for good; however, she likewise, she may feel even more disenfranchised with her position as an American diplomat and try to find a way out of the political game as soon as possible.

When the diplomat Will season 2 be on Netflix?

Production on the series reportedly began on season 2 in London in June 2023, according to london.gov.ukwhich lists “The Diplomat Series 2” among the TV shows in production in London.

Warning: possible spoilers ahead.

Numerous eyewitnesses have also caught filming at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

What’s on Netflix has seen evidence to suggest season 2 will have a reduced episode count from eight to six.

Furthermore, we can confirm that alex graves he will return to the director’s chair in season 2. tucker doors he will make his directorial debut on the show. Gates has previously worked on shows like american gigolo, Alias, Homeland, the morning program and terminal list.

There’s no word on the show’s release date for season 2, but since the show has reportedly started production, it’s likely that we’ll see the show’s return in 2024.

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