Patriot (Amazon 2015, Michael Dorman, Terry O’Quinn)

Political thriller Patriot follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner (Australian newcomer Michael Dorman, Wonderland). 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.

Season two follows John as he works to salvage a deteriorating covert mission to rescue his brother, while their father orders a failsafe: to assassinate the Iranian presidential candidate. Meanwhile, John’s team of allies has grown, but so has his adversaries, and his efforts to navigate these forces come at a heavy cost.

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production details
USA | Amazon | x50 minutes | Broadcast from 3 November 2015

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

Michael Dorman as John Tavner
Terry O’Quinn as Tom Tavner
Kurtwood Smith as Leslie Claret
Michael Chernus as Edward Tavner
Kathleen Munroe as Alice Tavner
Aliette Opheim as Detective Agathe Albans
Chris Conrad as Dennis McClaren
Julian Richings as Peter Icabod
Gil Bellows as Lawrence Lacroix
Kane Mahon as Mikham Candahar
Hana Mae Lee as Numi

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