Michael Dorman (The Water Diviner, Wonderland) and Resurrection‘s Kathleen Munroe have been cast as male and female leads in Amazon pilot The Patriot, from The Pursuit of Happyness‘ Steve Conrad.

The comedic thriller/family dramedy centers on not-quite-master spy John Allerton (Dorman), the son of Tom Allerton, a Director of Intelligence with the State Department. John’s career as a spy working under Non Official Cover (NOC) is plagued by one little detail: he’s got a government job, and in the real world, everyone in the Federal Government screws up. John has one ally when he goes into the field to stop Iran from getting a short-range nuclear weapon: his older brother Congressman Edward Allerton, who always has his back. Munroe plays Alice, John’s wife and an elementary school teacher who is forced to hold down the fort when her husband is away for long periods of time.

The Patriot is written and directed by Steve Conrad and produced by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Dorman is repped by Management 360 and Shanahan Management.

Munroe is repped by The Kohner Agency, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, Gary Goddard & Associates in Canada and Hirsch Wallerstein.