The American Embassy

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The American Embassy
Genre Drama
Created by James D. Parriott
Written by Kip Koenig
Lori Lakin
James D. Parriott
Michael Sardo
Directed by John David Coles
Stephen Cragg
Stephen Surjik
Andy Tennant
Timothy Van Patten
Starring Arija Bareikis
Eric Dane
Reiko Aylesworth
David Cubitt
Theme music composer Peter Himmelman
Composer(s) Danny Lux
Mader
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (2 unaired in U.S.)
Production
Executive producer(s) Danny DeVito
John Landgraf
James D. Parriott
Stacey Sher
Michael Shamberg
Producer(s) Kip Koenig
Cinematography Andy Collins
James Welland
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) 20th Century Fox Television
Jersey Television
Distributor Fox Network
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Picture format 16:9
Original run March 11, 2002 (2002-03-11) – April 1, 2002 (2002-04-01)

The American Embassy is an American drama series that aired on Fox from March to April 2002.[1] The series was created by James D. Parriott, and executive produced by Danny DeVito.

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Episodes[edit]

  1. "Pilot" (March 11, 2002)
  2. "China Cup" (March 18, 2002)
  3. "Driven" (March 25, 2002)
  4. "Long Live the King" (April 1, 2002)
  5. "Walking on the Moon" (unaired)
  6. "Agent Provocateur" (unaired)

Cancellation[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 44. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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