Debora Cahn created the American political thriller series. The Diplomat is unrelated to the same-named British series.
The plot revolves around the new United States ambassador to the United Kingdom- Kate Wyler as she has to balance her newfound spotlight while defusing international crises, forging strategic alliances, and her struggle in marriage with Hal Wyler, a fellow career diplomat.
Following is a list of political dramas that you must give a try if you have already watched ‘The Diplomat’ and enjoyed it.
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Top 10 Television Series Like The Diplomat.
Pine Gap – Number of Seasons: 1
Greg Haddrick created this mystery drama thriller series. The plot revolves around a very important joint intelligence facility named the titular Pine Gap and focuses on a group of American and Australian analysts working together in order to ensure the stability and security of the facility.
Traitors – Number of Seasons: 1
Bathsheba Doran created this drama miniseries that is set in London in 1945 in the aftermath of WWII.
The plot is centered around a British spy-in-training woman named Feef Symonds as she finds herself dealing with a tough spot after her lover who is an American, offers her the proposal of spying on her own government in order to abolish Russian moles altogether.
Emma Appleton portrayed the protagonist Feef Symonds in the series. Other cast members are Luke Treadaway, Michael Stuhlbarg, Keeley Hawes etc. The series ran from 17th February to 24th March 2019 on Channel 4.
Madam Secretary – Number of Seasons: 6
Barbara Hall created this American political thriller drama series. Its plot revolves around a former CIA analyst Elizabeth MaCord who is a political science professor and goes on to become the United States Secretary of State.
American actress Téa Leoni was cast in the role of Téa Leoni in the series. Other main cast members include Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, Erich Bergen, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Wallis Currie-Wood, Kathrine Herzer, Evan Roe, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Sara Ramirez, and Kevin Rahm.
The series ran from September 21, 2014, to December 8, 2019, on CBS.
Secret City – Number of Seasons: 2
This political spy thriller drama series is adapted from Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann’s best-selling novels ‘The Marmalade Files’, ‘The Mandarin Code’, and ‘And the Shadow Game’.
Cast members of the series include Anna Torv, Jacki Weaver, Daniel Wyllie, Alex Dimitriades, Damon Herriman, Danielle Cormack, Don Hany, Rob Collins, etc. The series ran from June 5, 2016, to March 4, 2019.
Citadel – Number of Seasons: 1
Josh Appelbaum created this American action spy thriller series. The Russian brothers serve as executive producers of this much-talked-about and one of the most expensive tv shows of all time.
The plot revolves around the now-fallen Citadel, a global spy agency with the memory of the agents being erased. As the powerful crime syndicate of Manticore fills the power vacuum, two Citadel agents Mason Kane and Nadia Sinh must find their lost memory and strength back to defeat the syndicate.
Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas have been cast in the lead roles of Mason and Nadia respectively in the series. It premiered on April 28, 2023, on Amazon Prime Video.
Treason – Number of Seasons: 1
The plot features the predicament of an M16 deputy with a bright future as a Russian spy compels him to doubt his entire life choice and where his loyalty lies.
This Russian spy is his former lover of the M16 deputy Adam. Now in front of a looming conflict, he has to decide which side he needs to choose.
The Night Agent – Number of Seasons: 1
Shawn Ryan created this action thriller tv series that is based on Matthew Quirk’s same-named novel. The plot revolves around Peter Sutherland, an FBI Agent, who gets involved in a huge conspiracy and finds himself plunging into a desperate journey of hunting the traitor and protecting an ex-CEO from the murderer of her uncle and aunt.
The Recruit – Number of Seasons: 1
Anatomy of a Scandal – Number of Seasons: 1
This thriller drama tv miniseries is based on Sarah Vaughan’s same-named novel. It premiered on April 15, 2022, on Netflix.
Designated Survivor – Number of Seasons: 3
David Guggenheim created this political thriller drama series that ran from September 21, 2016, to June 7, 2019.