The American Embassy
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|The American Embassy|
|Created by||James D. Parriott|
|Theme music composer||Peter Himmelman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (2 unaired)|
James D. Parriott
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Original release||March 11– 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.
- Arija Bareikis as Emma Brody
- David Cubitt as Doug Roach
- Jonathan Cake as Jack Wellington
- Helen Carey as Janet Westerman
- Jonathan Adams as Elque Polk
- Michael Cerveris as Gary Forbush
- Davenia McFadden as Carmen Jones
- Reiko Aylesworth as Liz Shoop
- Nicholas Irons as James Wellington
|No.||Title ||Directed by ||Original air date ||Prod.|
|1||"Pilot"||Andy Tennant||March 11, 2002||1AEW79|
|2||"China Cup"||Stephen Surjik||March 18, 2002||1AEW01|
|3||"Driven"||John Coles||March 25, 2002||1AEW02|
|4||"Long Live the King"||Stephen Surjik||April 1, 2002||1AEW03|
|6||"Walking on the Moon"||TBA||Unaired||1AEW05|
The show was canceled by Fox after only 4 episodes being broadcast. A total of six episodes were produced, and all six episodes were aired by the Seven Network in Australia. Although both set and filmed in Britain, the series has never aired in the United Kingdom.
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- From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "American Embassy : no."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
- The Futon Critic-The American Embassy