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Allison Janney to guest star in 'The Diplomat' Season 2

Allison Janney will play the vice president on the Netflix series "The Diplomat." File Photo by Mike Goulding/UPI
Allison Janney will play the vice president on the Netflix series "The Diplomat." File Photo by Mike Goulding/UPI

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Allison Janney is joining the cast of The Diplomat Season 2.

Netflix announced Thursday that Janney, 64, will guest star in the new season of the political thriller series.

The Diplomat stars Keri Russell as Kate Wyler, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. The character must navigate international crises and her rocky marriage to fellow diplomat Hal Wyler (Rufus Sewell).

Janney will play Vice President Grace Penn in Season 2.

The actress is best known for portraying White House Press Secretary-turned-chief of staff C.J. Cregg on the NBC series The West Wing.

Allison Janney attends the SAG Awards in 2020. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Allison Janney attends the SAG Awards in 2020. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

The Diplomat is created by Debora Cahn (Homeland, The West Wing) and premiered on Netflix in April.

Allison Janney attends the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2019. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Allison Janney attends the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2019. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI

The Season 1 cast also included David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear and Ato Essandoh.

Janney will also star with Kristen Wiig and Laura Dern on Palm Royale, a new series based on the Juliet McDaniel novel Mr. & Mrs. American Pie. The show premieres March 20 on Apple TV+.

Allison Janney attends the Academy Awards in 2019. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Allison Janney attends the Academy Awards in 2019. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI