World Productions films The Diplomat in Barcelona

The 6 x 60-minute drama is set in Catalan city.

By Nia Daniels 26 Apr 2022

World Productions films The Diplomat in Barcelona

Filming is underway in Barcelona on The Diplomat, a new drama from World Productions for Alibi. 

The 6 x 60 series follows Laura Simmonds (played by Sophie Rundle, pictured) and her Barcelona Consul colleague and friend Alba Ortiz (Serena Manteghi) as they fight to protect British nationals who find themselves in trouble in the Catalan city. Supporting cast includes Danny Sapani (pictured), Steve Cree, Isak Férriz and Laia Costa.

UKTV Original series The Diplomat was commissioned by drama commissioner Philippa Collie Cousins with head of scripted Pete Thornton. 

World Productions' Simon Heath will exec produce. Collie Cousins will exec produce for UKTV alongside BBC Studios director of drama Martin Rakusen. The series is created and written by Ben Richards with episodes from Lauren Klee, is directed by Jill Robertson and Jennie Paddon and produced by Ken Horn. 

The Diplomat is the latest in a line-up of UKTV Original dramas for Alibi, including Annika, starring Nicola Walker, and Ragdoll, co-commissioned with AMC and produced by Sid Gentle Ltd. Traces also returned for a second series earlier this year and the new series of We Hunt Together is set to air next month. 

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