Amazon Original Series Patriot Debuts on February 24 on Prime Video

Original dramatic series is developed by Steven Conrad and stars
Michael Dorman, Terry O’Quinn, Kurtwood Smith and Michael Chernus

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced its new original one hour series Patriot
is slated to premiere on Friday, February 24 exclusively on Prime
Video in the US, UK, Germany and Austria. Starring Michael
Dorman
(Wonderland), Emmy winner Terry
O’Quinn
(Lost), Kurtwood
Smith
(That 70’s Show) and Michael
Chernus
(Orange is the New Black), Patriot follows the
complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner (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). Customers can watch the pilot
episode online at Amazon.com/PatriotTV
before the full season’s remaining nine episodes air on February 24.

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 (O’Quinn), John’s State Department Director of Intelligence
father; John’s older brother Edward Tavner (Chernus), a young Texas
congressman; John’s wife Alice, played by Kathleen
Munroe
(Call Me Fitz); Agathe, played by Aliette
Opheim
(Sandor slash Ida), a brilliant young homicide
detective from Luxembourg hot on John’s trail; and Mr. Claret (Smith),
John’s stickler of a new “boss” at the piping firm where John is
“employed.”

Prime members will be able to stream the series exclusively via the
Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV,
mobile devices and online. Members can also download the series to
mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their
membership. Patriot will be a global release and available
exclusively on Amazon Prime Video for members to watch via the Prime
Video app for popular smart TVs, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and Android and
iOS phones and tablets. The show will also be available later this year
on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and
territories.

“As smart, compelling and contradictory as the world it portrays, Steve
Conrad’s Patriot is an incredible comedic drama about the world
of modern intelligence,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama,
Amazon Studios. “Told skillfully and artfully, Steve and the incredible
cast have made something truly unique and we can’t wait to bring it to
customers soon.”

Patriot was part of Amazon’s pilot season last year, a unique
development process that gives all customers an opportunity to stream
and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original
Series that are then available to Prime members. Below are what
customers have said about the pilot:

  • “Finally! A show crediting its viewers with intelligence and humor.
    Hilariously clever.”
  • “Original, quirky, interesting characters, inventive plot twists and a
    whole world to explore through this lens.”
  • “Patriot is a fresh twist on covert operations and espionage. Great
    and often hilarious writing … solid performances throughout.”

The entire first season of Patriot will be available for Prime
members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs,
connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or
online at Amazon.com/PatriotTV,
with other Amazon Original Series online at Amazon.com/originals,
at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already
Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.
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