8:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'The Ranch' Star Debra Winger Joins the Cast of Amazon's 'Patriot'
Debra Winger is going to pull double duty for Netflix and Amazon.
The actress, currently a series regular on Netflix comedy The Ranch, has signed on to co-star in season two of Amazon drama Patriot. Winger will play the series-regular role of Bernice Tavner, mother to lead John Tavner (Michael Dorman). She is a high-ranking federal government official whose obligation to her country requires distance from her son's complicated work. That comes as her son's mental state continues to decline as he requires the close care of his mother.
Season two finds John working to salvage a deteriorating covert mission in order to rescue his brother, Edward (Michael Chernus), their father, Tom (Terry O'Quinn), orders a fail-safe: to assassinate the pro-nuclear Iranian presidential candidate in a heavily guarded Paris compound.
Season two will continue to be executive produced by creator Steve Conrad (who also writes and directs the series), James Parriott, Charles Gogolak and Gil Bellows as well as This Is Us duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
Winger (Urban Cowboy) is a multiple Oscar nominee for roles in Shadowlands, An Officer and a Gentleman and Terms of Endearment. She's repped by Gersh and Framework Entertainment.