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[04/16/14 - 05:44 PM]
Video: Gaining Power, Surrendering Control - "Tyrant's" Rule Begins This Summer
Watch the first promo for the series, due this summer on FX.

[12/11/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 11
Updates include: FX to give series order to "Tyrant"; WE tv latest to take stab at "Suburban Shootout" import; and ABC lands "Grand Central," based on a Stephen King short story.

[09/04/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 4
Updates include: Jennifer Finnigan bound for FX's "Tyrant"; Elizabeth Hurley first cast in E!'s "The Royals"; and HBO to order a third season of "The Newsroom."

[08/27/13 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 27
Updates include: David Morrissey to lead AMC's "Line of Sight"; John Wells to bring "Outbreak" to the small screen at NBC; and Sean Jablonski lands pilot order at USA.

[08/15/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: Nickelodeon cancels "Wendell & Vinnie"; MTV's "The Real World" to return to San Francisco; and Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal on FX's "The Comedians."

[08/07/13 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 7
Updates include: Amber Tamblyn joins the cast of "Two and a Half Men"; Rachael Harris boards FOX's "Surviving Jack"; and six new series projects land at the broadcast networks.

[08/06/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 6
Updates include: Amanda Righetti, Owain Yeoman to exit "The Mentalist"; Justin Kirk cast in FX's "Tyrant"; and Starz's "Marco Polo" eyes new homes.

[08/02/13 - 10:21 AM]
FX at TCA: Landgraf Explains Differences Between FX, FXX, FXM
Plus: a full recap of both FX and FXX's series rollouts for the coming season.

[07/31/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 31
Updates include: Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones to exit "Parks & Recreation"; ABC renews "Celebrity Wife Swap"; and Martin Henderson to topline Sundance Channel's "The Red Road."

[07/26/13 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 26
Updates include: Philip Seymour Hoffman to topline Showtime's "Trending Down"; Shannyn Sossamon joins FOX's "Wayward Pines"; and Bravo passes on drama pilot "Rita."

[07/25/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 25
Updates include: USA mulls "Burn Notice" spin-off; Disney Channel to wrap "Shake It Up" this fall; and Parminder Nagra boards NBC's "The Blacklist."

[06/12/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 12
Updates include: Yves Simoneau, David Yates to helm pilots; Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate cast in Andrew Gurland's FX comedy pilot; and Lauren Lee Smith lands role in FX's "The Strain."

[05/22/13 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 22
Updates include: Billy Crystal's "The Comedians" lands at FX; Logan Marshall-Green to topline Cinemax's "Quarry"; and Emma Roberts to join FX's "American Horror Story: Coven."

[05/20/13 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 20
Updates include: Mia Maestro joins "The Strain" at FX; John Barrowman to host ABC's "Sing Your Face Off"; and Ang Lee exits FX's "Tyrant."

[03/28/13 - 07:34 AM]
FX Networks to Launch FXX a New Network for Young Adults Debuting on September 2, 2013 and Available to 74 Million Homes
FXX initially will be built on a foundation of original comedy series, movies and acquired series.

[03/14/13 - 12:00 PM]
Academy Award(R) Winner Ang Lee to Direct FX Drama Pilot "Tyrant" from Fox 21 and Fx Productions
The project comes from executive producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and writer Craig Wright.

[12/10/12 - 03:27 PM]
FX Captures "Tyrant" - Network Orders Drama Series Pilot From Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff & Craig Wright
The project "tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation."







TYRANT (FX)
Premieres in June 2014 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, March 2013) FX won bidding wars against multiple premium cable competitors for two of the most sought-after projects this year. Tyrant is from Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Homeland Producers Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff and Craig Wright. The pilot will be directed by two-time Academy Award-winner Ang Lee, the filmmaker behind Sense & Sensibility, Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Life of Pi. It is Lee's first project after winning this year's best director Oscar for Life of Pi. Pilot production begins this summer, and a full writing staff is currently working on scripts for the first season.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adam Rayner as Barry
· Anne Winters as Emma
· Ashraf Barhom as Jamal
· Fares Fares as Fauzi Nadal
· Jennifer Finnigan as Molly
· Jordana Spiro as Dana
· Justin Kirk as John Tucker
· Mehdi Dehbi as Abdul
· Moran Atias as Leila
· Noah Silver as Sammy
· Salim Daw as Yussef
· Sibylla Deen as Nusrat
CREW INFORMATION:
· Craig Wright as CRTR/EP
· David Yates as DIR (Pilot)
· Gideon Raff as EP
· Howard Gordon as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fox 21
· Keshet Broadcasting
· Teakwood Lane