The American Embassy
- This article is about the TV series, for the embassy see Diplomatic missions of the United States.
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|The American Embassy|
|Created by||James D. Parriott|
|Written by||Kip Koenig
James D. Parriott
|Directed by||John David Coles
Timothy Van Patten
|Theme music composer||Peter Himmelman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (2 unaired in U.S.)|
|Executive producer(s)||Danny DeVito
James D. Parriott
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Production company(s)||20th Century Fox Television
|Original run||March 11, 2002– April 1, 2002|
The series follows the personal and professional life of Emma Brody (played by Arija Bareikis), a young woman from the United States who entered the U.S. Foreign Service to get away from her dysfunctional life in Toledo, Ohio. Assigned to the U.S. Embassy in London as a vice consul, she is faced with new dilemmas that arise out of the challenging work of a Foreign Service Officer, as well as the personal issues that caused her to seek out the job in the first place.
The show was broadcast in 2002 and touched on many sensitive issues regarding terrorism and post-9/11 American foreign policy. One episode was dedicated to the effects of racial profiling in which British and American personnel investigate a London mosque. Another episode touched on the effects of terrorist attacks after the embassy is hit by a car bomb. Lighter story lines focused on Brody's relationship with her London roommate, her younger sister in America, CIA agent Doug Roach, and Brody's budding romance with a British Lord.
- "Pilot" (March 11, 2002)
- "China Cup" (March 18, 2002)
- "Driven" (March 25, 2002)
- "Long Live the King" (April 1, 2002)
- "Walking on the Moon" (unaired)
- "Agent Provocateur" (unaired)
The show was canceled by Fox after the third episode, with the fourth episode being the last one broadcast. A total of six episodes had been produced, and all six were shown by the Seven Network in Australia. The series has yet to be shown in Britain.