Created by Steven Conrad, “Patriot” is an American political spy dramedy TV series that was launched on Amazon Prime Video on November 5, 2015. While the rest of the first season episodes were published on February 23, 2017. The series features Michael Dorman, Kurtwood Smith, Michael Chernus, Kathleen Munroe, Aliette Opheim, Chris Conrad, Terry O’Quinn, and Debra Winger.
Patriot Plot: What is it about?
Patriot’ follows an intelligence officer, John Tavner, who bypasses all safety nets and assumes a non-official cover which is potentially dangerous, in order to stop Iran from going nuclear. However, the comic element comes in, when this dangerous cover happens to be that of a mid-level employee who works at an industrial piping firm in Milwaukee.
It is hard to describe this quirky show which has oodles of black humor that we experience as we are placed inside the head of our covert operative. Unlike the run of the mill secret agents, we have grown up seeing, who display grit and a startling degree of alacrity, our protagonist is often extremely tired and we find him in a state of mental fatigue that threatens to compromise his already destabilized emotional state. The show has been best described as, ” ‘Patriot’ is a mood-driven blend of drama and comedy, one whose editing, direction, lighting, and pithy dialogue collaborate to steep the viewer in absurdist weirdness. Setting it in foreign lands — mainly Luxembourg and Paris — adds the off-balance sensation Conrad cultivates with each episode.”
Patriot Season 3 Release Date: When does it premiere?
‘Patriot’ Season 2 premiered on November 9, 2018. As far as the next season goes, we have bad news for the fans. On July 27, 2019, Albert Cheng, Amazon Studios’ co-head of TV, confirmed that the show has been canceled. “At this time we don’t have a plan for a new season,” he said during the streaming network’s executive session Saturday. “We are not planning a new season.”
Fans can live in the hope that the show will be picked up by some other network, though the chances of that happening are slim. What could only save the show is if Amazon has a change of mind. If we hear anything about the ‘Patriot’ Season 3 release date, we will update this section.
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 Tanner 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.