The American Embassy

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.

The American Embassy
Created byJames D. Parriott
Written by
  • Kip Koenig
  • Lori Lakin
  • James D. Parriott
  • Michael Sardo
Directed by
Theme music composerPeter Himmelman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (2 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Danny DeVito
John Landgraf
James D. Parriott
Stacey Sher
Michael Shamberg
Producer(s)Kip Koenig
  • Andy Collins
  • James Welland
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time45–48 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor20th Television
Original networkFox
Picture format16:9
Original releaseMarch 11 (2002-03-11) –
April 1, 2002 (2002-04-01)


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.



No.Title [2]Directed by [2]Original air date [2]Prod.
code [2]
1"Pilot"Andy TennantMarch 11, 2002 (2002-03-11)1AEW79
2"China Cup"Stephen SurjikMarch 18, 2002 (2002-03-18)1AEW01
3"Driven"John ColesMarch 25, 2002 (2002-03-25)1AEW02
4"Long Live the King"Stephen SurjikApril 1, 2002 (2002-04-01)1AEW03
5"Agent Provocateur"TBAUnaired1AEW04
6"Walking on the Moon"TBAUnaired1AEW05


The show was canceled by Fox after only 4 episodes being broadcast.[3] A total of six episodes were produced, and all six episodes were aired by the Seven Network in Australia.[citation needed] Although both set and filmed in Britain, the series has never aired in the United Kingdom.


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 44. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  2. ^ a b c d 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.
  3. ^ The Futon Critic-The American Embassy

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