Release Date, Cast, Renewed or Canceled
‘Patriot’ is an American comedy-drama web series that has been created by Steven Conrad, who is famous for writing ‘The Pursuit of Happyness‘ and ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty‘. The black comedy with elements of spy and political drama airs on Amazon Video and first premiered on November 5, 2015. The show follows the complicated life of John Tavner, an intelligence officer, who takes up his latest assignment of preventing Iran from going nuclear. This job requires him to forgo all his safety nets and to assume a non-official cover which is perilous.
Although spy movies and shows are always popular, like the ‘Bourne‘ series or the ‘James Bond‘ franchise, there has also existed a niche which infuses a degree of humor into them. Some of these include ‘Johnny English’, ‘Spy’, and ‘Get Smart’. ‘Patriot’ falls into this same category and it has gathered a steady fan following over time. Critics too have praised the show, saying that it is, “dark, quirky, and often funny — and although its risks don’t always pay off, the series is still savvy and inspired enough to watch.”
Patriot Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Patriot’ is led by Michael Dorman, who appears in the role of John Tavner or John Lakeman. Tavner is an intelligence officer who has to pose as an industrial engineer as part of an assignment whose purpose is to foil Iran’s plans of going nuclear.
Michael Chernus, best known for ‘Orange is the New Black‘, appears as Edward Tavner, John’s brother who is also a Texas Congressman. The Tavner family’s government ties do not end there, as John’s father Tom Tavner is an intelligence officer as well. The role is played by Terry O’Quinn of ‘Lost‘ fame.
John’s mother, Bernice, is also a high ranking government official, and the role is played by Debra Winger, best known for films like ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ and ‘Terms of Endearment‘. There are several other main and recurring characters who make the show entertaining.