Patriot follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner (Australian newcomer Michael Dorman,Wonderland). John's latest assignment, to prevent Iran from going nuclear, requires 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 industrial piping cause a barrage of ever-escalating fiascos that jeopardize the mission. The pilot also stars Terry O'Quinn (Lost) as John's State Department Director of Intelligence father Tom, Michael Chernus (Manhattan Project), as John's older brother Edward, a Texas congressman, Kathleen Munroe (Call Me Fitz), as John's wife Alice, Aliette Opheim (Sandor slash Ida) as Agathe, a brilliant young homicide detective from Luxembourg hot on John's trail, and Kurtwood Smith (That 70s Show) as Mr. Claret, John's stickler of a new"boss" at the piping firm. The Patriot is written and directed by Steven Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Weather Man), and executive produced by Gil Bellows (Temple Grandin), Conrad, Glen Ficarra (Crazy Stupid Love, Focus), Charlie Gogolak (Focus), and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love, Focus).