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TYRANT (FX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/24/14 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (12 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 9/1/15; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, April 2015) The anticipated second season of the tense political and familial drama Tyrant will air on FX on Tuesdays at 10 PM e/p, beginning June 16. Tyrant is the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner), the youngest son of a war-torn country's controversial dictator, returns to his homeland after a self-imposed 20-year exile in America, only to be forced back into the treacherous familial and national politics of his youth. When his brother, Jamal (Ashraf Barhom), assumes the presidency, Barry becomes a powerful force within the government, fueled by visions of bringing humanitarian freedoms to his homeland. Upon realizing that Jamal lacks any sense of justice or morality, Barry colluded with members of the U.S. government on a failed attempt at overthrowing his tyrannical reign and was arrested on charges of treason. Having been betrayed by the West, Jamal now sets his sights on the East, developing an alliance with China that he hopes will make Abbudin a global power. But Barry continues to be a thorn in Jamal's side, becoming a symbol of freedom for the increasingly vocal insurgency. Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning Howard Gordon serves as Executive Producer/Showunner, along with Executive Producers Glenn Gordon Caron, Chris Kyser, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Hugh Fitzpatrick. Tyrant is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios.
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 Productions