Patriot (TV series)

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Patriot
PatriotTVLogo.png
Genre
Created bySteven Conrad
Starring
Opening theme"Train Song" by
Vashti Bunyan (Season 1)
Sure Shot” by Beastie Boys (Season 2)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Marc David Alpert
Production company(s)
  • Elephant Pictures
  • Zaftig Films
  • Parriott
  • Picrow
  • Amazon Studios
  • Reunion Pictures (pilot)
Release
Original networkAmazon Video
Original releaseNovember 5, 2015 (2015-11-05) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Patriot is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Steven Conrad that premiered on November 5, 2015 on Amazon Video. 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, that premiered on November 9, 2018.

Premise[edit]

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 characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Title screen from "Milwaukee, America".

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110November 3, 2015 (2015-11-03)February 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
28November 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)November 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)

Season 1 (2015–17)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Milwaukee, America"Steven ConradTeleplay by: Steven Conrad
Story by: Steven Conrad and Gil Bellows
November 3, 2015 (2015-11-03)
22"C-19"Steven ConradSteven ConradFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
33"McMillan Man"Steven ConradSteven ConradFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
44"John's To-Do List 5/18/12"Steven ConradBruce TerrisFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
55"Un Monsieur Triste En Costume"Ted GriffinSteven ConradFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
66"The Structural Dynamics of Flow"Tucker GatesJill E. BlotevogelFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
77"Hello, is Charlie There?"Michael TrimDarby KealeyFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
88"L'Affaire Contre John Lakeman"Jim WhitakerZak SchwartzFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
99"Dick Cheney"Steven ConradSteven Conrad & Bruce TerrisFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
1010"Dead Serious Rick"Steven ConradSteven Conrad & Bruce TerrisFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
111"American Dimes"Steven ConradSteven ConradNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
122"The Vantasner Danger Meridian"Steven ConradSteven ConradNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
133"The Guns of Paris"Steven ConradSteven ConradNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
144"The Sword and the Hand"Steven ConradSteven ConradNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
155"Army of Strangers"Steven ConradSteven ConradNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
166"Fuck John Wayne"Steven ConradSteven ConradNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
177"Loaded"Steven ConradSteven ConradNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
188"Escape From Paris"Steven ConradSteven ConradNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)

Production[edit]

Actors Terry O'Quinn and Michael Dorman and screenwriter Steve Conrad discuss Patriot for New America in 2017.

Development[edit]

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.[1] 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 expected to direct the pilot episode and executive produce alongside Gil Bellows, Glenn Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak, and John Requa.[2][3]

On December 18, 2015, it was announced that the production had been given a series order.[4] On January 27, 2017, it was reported that the rest of season one would premiere in its entirety on February 24, 2017.[5]

On April 18, 2017, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.[6] On October 10, 2018, it was announced that the second season would premiere on November 9, 2018.[7]

Casting[edit]

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.[8][9][10] 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.[11]

On January 4, 2018, it was announced that Debra Winger had been cast in a series regular role for season two.[12]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the first season commenced in the spring of 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.[13]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

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 26 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."[14] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 68 out of 100 based on 16 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2017 8th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Comedy Series Patriot Nominated [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 14, 2015). "David E. Kelley Legal Drama, Shane Black Western Among Amazon Pilot Orders". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 23, 2015). "Amazon Confirms 6 Pilots From Shane Black, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tig Notaro & Louis CK, Others". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (September 23, 2015). "Amazon Sets 6 Fall Pilots, Including Comedies from Louis C.K., Sacha Baron Cohen". Variety. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 18, 2015). "Amazon Picks Up 5 New Primetime Series & 3 Kids Series, Renews 'Red Oaks' & 'Hand Of God'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (January 27, 2017). "'Patriot' Gets February Premiere Date On Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick (April 18, 2017). "'Patriot' Renewed For Season 2 At Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (October 10, 2018). "'Patriot' Season 2 Gets November Premiere Date & First-Look Trailer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  8. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (August 6, 2018). "Kurtwood Smith Joins Amazon Pilot 'The Patriot' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (August 6, 2015). "Michael Dorman & Kathleen Munroe Land Leads In Amazon Pilot 'The Patriot'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (August 7, 2015). "Terry O'Quinn Boards Amazon Pilot 'The Patriot' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (March 22, 2016). "'The Royals' Ups Genevieve Gaunt; 'The Patriot' Promotes Chris Conrad". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Pedersen, Erik (January 4, 2018). "'Patriot': Debra Winger Joins Amazon Series As Season 2 Regular". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  13. ^ Swartz, Tracy (May 24, 2016). "Extras needed for Amazon series 'Patriot' filming in Chicago". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  14. ^ "Patriot: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "Patriot: Season 1 - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  16. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (December 6, 2017). "Netflix, FX's 'Feud' Lead Critics' Choice TV Nominations". Variety. Retrieved December 29, 2017.

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