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‘The Diplomat,’ Starring Keri Russell, Lands Quick Renewal at Netflix

Netflix is keeping The Diplomat at her post for another season. Less than two weeks after the series debuted, the streamer has renewed The Diplomat for a second season. The political drama, starring Keri Russell as the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, premiered April 20 and was Netflix’s most watched series for […]

How ‘The Diplomat’ (and Keri Russell) Make Foreign Service Thrilling

Welcome to the 210th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

Keri Russell on Building Another Complex Onscreen Marriage in ‘The Diplomat’

Keri Russell’s new role all started — sort of — with Christmas dinner. The actress, who has been extremely selective about her jobs since wrapping the Emmy-winning The Americans in 2018, was in the midst of hosting three sets of grandparents for the holidays when word came in to take a Zoom meeting with Debora […]

‘The Diplomat’ Review: Keri Russell Toplines Netflix’s Smart and Diverting Political Drama

The eight-episode series from creator Debora Cahn centers on the newly installed American ambassador to Great Britain.

Keri Russell Faces International and Marital Crisis in Trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Diplomat’

Keri Russell has stepped into her next leading TV role. Netflix has dropped the trailer for The Diplomat, the upcoming political drama that places the Americans star firmly inside the U.S. government. Russell, who is also an executive producer, stars as Kate Wyler, the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom who must prevent a war […]

Box Office: ‘Cocaine Bear’ Sniffs Up $2M in Thursday Previews

Cocaine Bear — director Elizabeth Banks’ daring dark comedy — sniffed up $2 million in Thursday previews from 3,000 theaters at the domestic box office. Shows began at 5 p.m. Inspired by a true story, the Universal Pictures movie is about a drug smuggling operation that goes horribly awry when a 500-pound American black bear […]

‘Cocaine Bear’ Review: Elizabeth Banks’ Dark Comedy Is Infectious, No-Apologies Entertainment

A coked-out bear goes on a murderous rampage in this film inspired by a real-life case and featuring Keri Russell and O'Shea Jackson Jr.

‘Cocaine Bear’ Team on Committing to the Outrageous Title and Bringing the Killer Bear to Life

“When it says Cocaine Bear on the cover, you’ve at least got to read the first page,” confirmed producer Phil Lord of getting the script for his and Chris Miller’s latest project. The Universal film, directed by Elizabeth Banks, follows, quite literally, a black bear that consumes a significant amount of cocaine that is dropped […]

‘Cocaine Bear’ Trailer Promises Drug-Fueled Mayhem and Carnage in Elizabeth Banks Comedy

A bear goes on quite the drug-fueled adventure in the outrageous first trailer for Universal Pictures’ aptly titled dark comedy Cocaine Bear. Inspired by bizarre real events from 1985, director Elizabeth Banks’ film focuses on a bear that ingests a monumental amount of cocaine following a drug runner’s plane crash, leading an array of authorities, […]

Pearl Mackie, Jess Chanliau Join Keri Russell in Netflix Political Thriller ‘The Diplomat’ (Exclusive)

The ensemble cast for The Diplomat, Netflix’s upcoming political thriller now shooting in the U.K. and starring Keri Russell in her first leading TV role since The Americans, has expanded even further. Pearl Mackie, who rose to fame playing Bill Potts in Doctor Who and has since been seen in Greed and The Long Call, […]

Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Cocaine Bear’ Sets February 2023 Theatrical Release

Elizabeth Banks’ directorial outing Cocaine Bear will stomp into theaters nationwide on Feb. 24, 2023, Universal announced Monday. Featuring a broad cast, the thriller is inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner’s plane crash, missing cocaine and the burly black bear that ate it. Cocaine Bear follows an oddball group of cops, […]

David Gyasi, Ato Essandoh, Rory Kinnear Join Keri Russell in Netflix Political Thriller ‘The Diplomat’ (Exclusive)

The Diplomat, Netflix’s upcoming political thriller starring Keri Russell in her first leading TV role since The Americans, has rounded out its cast, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal. With production now underway in the U.K., David Gyasi (Interstellar, Cloud Atlas), Ato Essandoh (Away, Altered Carbon) and Rory Kinnear (No Time to Die, Men) have boarded […]