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To prevent Iran from going nuclear, former intelligence officer John Tavner must return to the line of duty, forgoing all safety nets and assuming a perilous "non-official cover"—that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.

Patriot, a new Amazon Original series, follows John (Michael Dorman) through the intricacies of keeping his day job cover amidst a barrage of ever-escalating fiascos that jeopardize his mission and the reputation of his Director of Intelligence father, Tom Tavner (Terry O'Quinn). Part portrait of the unglamorous aspects of intelligence work, part high-stakes thriller on the volatile risk of spycraft, Patriot is a humorous, but not unrealistic, dive into the rules—or lack thereof—that govern how we handle classified information and diplomatic relationships throughout the rest of the world.

Join New America NYC for a screening of the premiere episode of Amazon's Patriot, followed by a talkback with the show's creator, cast, and security experts on the chess game the intelligence community must play, in the era of near-constant leaks and hacks, to preserve the interests of national security.


Elana Broitman @elanabroitman
Director, New America NYC
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy, U.S. Department of Defense


Steve Conrad
Creator and Executive Producer, Patriot

Michael Dorman @michaeldorman
Lead Actor, Patriot

Terry O'Quinn @OQuinnTerry
Actor, Patriot

Frances Fragos Townsend @FranTownsend
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs, MacAndrews & Forbes, Inc.
Senior National Security Analyst, CBS News
Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (2003-2008)

Join the conversation online using #Patriot and by following @PatriotAmazon and @NewAmericaNYC. Special thanks to Amazon for their support in presenting this event.