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The Diplomat: Fans hail new Keri Russell drama on Netflix as 'modern day West Wing'

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Deborah Kahn’s new play diplomatic arrived on Netflix on Thursday (April 20) and fans are already comparing West Wing,

Kahn began his career as a writer and producer on the acclaimed political drama, generally regarded as one of the greatest TV shows of all time, and is also known for his work on Homeland.

Her new series follows Keri Russell, the US ambassador to the UK who is trying to divorce her husband (Rufus Sewell) in the midst of a diplomatic crisis.

The series also stars Rory Kinnear, David Gyasi, Ali Ahn and Ato Essando.

Many critics and viewers have chosen diplomaticis equal to the west wing and Russell’s performance, in particular, in his praise for the series.

“Great cast. Hooked me in already. As the reviews say, a modern day West Wing Quality drama,” one person tweeted about the show.

,diplomatic Coming tomorrow on Netflix and it’s fantastic.” view prizes founder Eric Anderson tweeted on Wednesday. “It’s got West Wing Bones and it’s the best of its kind since then. Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell are perfectly matched and the supporting cast of Eto Esandoh, David Gyasi, Ali Ah, Nana Mensah and Michael McCann rock.

,diplomatic Perfect television. I’ve missed shows like this, I yearn for it, and it’s finally here, but only 8 episodes,” wrote another, “recommended for all.” West Wingfans out there.

“tuning in” Diplomat because if you say that Keri Russell and the producers are involved the west wing In the same sentence it is given that I am about to see,” someone else promised.

in an interview with hollywood reporterRussell revealed that he had not seen his co-star Sewell in his most famous role.

“We’ve never met before. And I haven’t really yet Holiday, But I know the poster,” she said. “We were really easygoing, very comfortable in each other’s space. We laugh our heads off and were both really silly on set. It helps give that whole undercurrent of electricity.”

diplomatic Available to stream on Netflix now.