Amazon Patriot, star Michael Dorman says, “What they call non-official cover”

Michael Dorman

An officer lives a double life working for his father as a spy, now on Amazon Prime Video 

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/03/01 – “He’s an intelligence officer and he is sent under what they call non-official cover, “ says Patriot star Michael Dorman. “Basically that gives the government the ability to send an operative into whichever part of the world they like. And if anything goes wrong they can kind of wipe the hand clean of that person. Because there are no real ties but on the ground, it means that person has no real assistance.”


“As we watch the series,” says Dorman. “We get to see John deal with the pressure of trying to save the world…not feeling comfortable in his own skin, pretending to be someone else, trying to find solace in playing music, and then all the obstacles that come his way in trying to get him back from A to B.”

“As smart, compelling and contradictory as the world it portrays,” says Amazon Studios Head of Comedy and Drama Joe Lewis. “Steve Conrad’s Patriot is an incredible comedic drama about the world of modern intelligence. 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.”

In Patriot Michael Dorman is officer John Tavner. His latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear. He assumes a perilous non-official cover, says he’s a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.

PTSD, the Federal government’s incompetence and the challenges of a day job at an industrial piping company bring ever-escalating crises to jeopardize Tavner’s mission. Patriot explores the mundane aspects of life as an intelligence officer. While the future of the world may be at stake, it’s the lives of those close to John Tavner that force him to have to choose between bad alternatives.

Patriot is available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The series will be available later this year on in more than 200 countries and territories.

Patriots stars:

  • Michael Dorman (@michaeldorman) as John Tavner
  • Terry O’Quinn as Tom Tavner
  • Kurtwood Smith as Mr. Claret
  • Michael Chernus as Edward Tavner
  • Kathleen Munroe as Alice
  • Aliette Opheim as Agathe

An Amazon production. Written and directed by Steven Conrad. Executive produced by James Parriott, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Charles Gogolak, Steven Conrad, and Gil Bellows.

Amazon Video is an Internet video on demand service that is developed, owned and operated by In December 2016, Amazon Video expanded its reach beyond the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. Available worldwide, except for Mainland China, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Crimea.

Twitter: @PatriotAmazon@michaeldorman@tahitismith, @MichaelChernus@kathleenmunroe@AmazonVideo

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