Patriot (TV series)
Patriot is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Steven Conrad which premiered on November 5, 2015, on Prime Video, with the remaining episodes of the first season being released on February 23, 2017. The series stars Michael Dorman, Kurtwood Smith, Michael Chernus, Kathleen Munroe, Aliette Opheim, Chris Conrad, Terry O'Quinn, and Debra Winger. In April 2017, it was announced that Amazon had renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on November 9, 2018. In July 2019, Amazon canceled the series, saying they have no plans for a third season.
|Created by||Steven Conrad|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||18 (list of episodes)|
|Producer(s)||Marc David Alpert|
|Running time||37–57 minutes|
|Original network||Prime Video|
|Original release||November 5, 2015 –|
November 9, 2018
To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous non-official cover ("NOC")—that of a mid-level employee at a Milwaukee industrial piping firm.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Michael Dorman as John Tavner / John Lakeman, an intelligence officer posing as an industrial engineer
- Kurtwood Smith as Leslie Claret
- Michael Chernus as Edward Tavner, John's brother and a Texas congressman
- Kathleen Munroe as Alice Tavner
- Aliette Opheim as Detective Agathe Albans
- Chris Conrad as Dennis McClaren
- Terry O'Quinn as Tom Tavner, John's father and an intelligence officer
- Debra Winger as Bernice Tavner (season 2), John's mother and a high-ranking federal government official.
- Julian Richings as Peter Icabod
- Gil Bellows as Lawrence Lacroix
- Marcus Toji as Stephen Tchoo
- Tony Fitzpatrick as Jack Birdbath
- Sylvie Sadarnac as Detective Lucie Prum-Waltzing
- Charlotte Arnold as Ally O'Dhonaill
- Sadieh Rifai as Mahtma El-Mashad
- Hana Mae Lee as Numi
- Zoe Schwartz as Sophie
- Kane Mahon as Mikham Candahar
- Antoine McKay as Gregory Gordon
- Azhar Usman as Kkyman Candahar
- Sabina Zeynalova as Sandrine Gernsback
- Matthew Lunt as Detective Emile Mills
- Norm Sousa as Edgar Barros
- Jaclyn Hennell as Lori
- Mark Boone Junior as Rob Saperstein
- Jay Abdo as Cantar
- Eye Haïdara as Detective Nan Ntep (season 2)
- Jolie Olympia Choko as Myna Albans
- Cindy Bossan as Detective Sandrine Gernsback (season 2)
|First released||Last released|
|1||10||November 3, 2015||February 23, 2017|
|2||8||November 9, 2018|
Season 1 (2015–17)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Milwaukee, America"||Steven Conrad||Story by : Steven Conrad and Gil Bellows |
Teleplay by : Steven Conrad
|November 3, 2015|
|2||2||"C-19"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad||February 23, 2017|
|3||3||"McMillan Man"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad||February 23, 2017|
|4||4||"John's To-Do List 5/18/12"||Steven Conrad||Bruce Terris||February 23, 2017|
|5||5||"Un Monsieur Triste En Costume"||Ted Griffin||Steven Conrad||February 23, 2017|
|6||6||"The Structural Dynamics of Flow"||Tucker Gates||Jill E. Blotevogel||February 23, 2017|
|7||7||"Hello, is Charlie There?"||Michael Trim||Darby Kealey||February 23, 2017|
|8||8||"L'Affaire Contre John Lakeman"||Jim Whitaker||Zak Schwartz||February 23, 2017|
|9||9||"Dick Cheney"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad & Bruce Terris||February 23, 2017|
|10||10||"Dead Serious Rick"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad & Bruce Terris||February 23, 2017|
Season 2 (2018)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|11||1||"American Dimes"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad||November 9, 2018|
|12||2||"The Vantasner Danger Meridian"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad||November 9, 2018|
|13||3||"The Guns of Paris"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad||November 9, 2018|
|14||4||"The Sword and the Hand"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad||November 9, 2018|
|15||5||"Army of Strangers"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad||November 9, 2018|
|16||6||"Fuck John Wayne"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad||November 9, 2018|
|17||7||"Loaded"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad||November 9, 2018|
|18||8||"Escape From Paris"||Steven Conrad||Steven Conrad||November 9, 2018|
On May 14, 2015, it was reported that Amazon had given the production, written by Steven Conrad and then titled The Patriot, a pilot order. On September 23, 2015, the series' pilot order was confirmed and further information regarding the series was released. It was announced that the series had been retitled Patriot and that Conrad was confirmed to direct the pilot episode and executive produce alongside Gil Bellows, Glenn Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak, and John Requa.
On December 18, 2015, it was announced that the production had been given a series order. On January 27, 2017, it was reported that the rest of season one would premiere in its entirety on February 24, 2017.
In August 2015, it was announced that Kurtwood Smith, Michael Dorman, Kathleen Munroe, and Terry O'Quinn had been cast in the pilot's lead roles. On March 22, 2016, it was reported that Chris Conrad, previously cast in a guest appearance in the pilot episode, had been upped to a series regular capacity for the remainder of season one.
The first season of Patriot has been met with a positive response from critics. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an 81% approval rating with an average rating of 6.54 out of 10 based on 27 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Patriot 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." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 68 out of 100 based on 16 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Many of the first season's Luxembourg based exterior scenes were filmed in Prague. The Luxemburger Wort's culture correspondent noted the apparent lack of effort and accuracy in portraying the landmarks and geography that characterize Luxembourg City, with Prague being a poor substitute for their depiction. He recorded that the frequent onscreen appearance of unmistakable famous Prague landmarks, such as the Charles Bridge, throughout Luxembourg shots hinder the suspension of disbelief for viewers familiar with either location. Additionally, he identified certain factual inaccuracies about Luxembourg in the script, including a claim that Brazilian nationals make up a substantial minority of Luxembourg residents, when in actual fact it is Portuguese nationals. Despite what he labeled as these "absurd inaccuracies" he recommended the series for fans of dark comedy.
The second season also received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 6.42 out of 10 based on 11 reviews. On Metacritic, it has a score of 80 out of 100 based on 4 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2017||8th Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Comedy Series||Patriot||Nominated|
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