Patriot follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman). His latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear, requiring him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous “non-official cover” – that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.
A bout with PTSD, the Federal government’s incompetence and the intricacies of keeping a day job in the “front” industrial piping company cause a barrage of ever-escalating fiascos that jeopardize Tavner’s mission.
The series, recently selected to have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival Berlinale, is executive produced by Steven Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), who also writes and directs on the series, James Parriott (Grey’s Anatomy), Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us), John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love, Focus), Charles Gogolak (Focus), and Gil Bellows (Temple Grandin).
Patriot explores the lesser known, unglamorous aspects of life as an intelligence officer. While the future of the world is at stake, it’s often the idiosyncrasies of those around John Tavner that force him to have to choose between bad alternatives. Those characters include Tom Tavner (Terry O’Quinn), John’s State Department Director of Intelligence father; John’s older brother Edward Tavner (Michael Chernus), a young Texas congressman; John’s wife Alice, played by Kathleen Munroe; Agathe, played by Aliette Opheim, a brilliant young homicide detective from Luxembourg hot on John’s trail; and Mr. Claret (Kurtwood Smith), John’s stickler of a new “boss” at the piping firm where John is “employed.”
Michael Dorman as John Tavner
Terry O’Quinn as Tom Tavner
Aliette Opheim as Agathe
Kathleen Munroe as Alice
Kurtwood Smith as Mr. Claret
Michael Chernus as Edward Tavner
key behind the scenes crew
Charlie Gogolak as Executive Producer
Gil Bellows as Executive Producer
Glenn Ficarra as Executive Producer
John Requa as Executive Producer
Steve Conrad as Creator / Executive Producer /Director of pilot
1 season of 10 episodes
network and production companies
Amazon Prime – Amazon Studios