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Tyrant

Tyrant TV show on FXNetwork: FX
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 24, 2014 – TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Adam Rayner, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Jennifer Finnigan, Anne Winters, Noah Silver, Mehdi Dehbi, Fares Fares, Alice Krige, Salim Daw, and Justin Kirk.

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TV show description:
This dramatic series follows the story of an unassuming American family that’s drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) is the youngest son of a war-torn country’s controversial dictator. He returns to his homeland for his nephew’s wedding after a self-imposed 20-year exile in America. Upon his return, Barry is immediately thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth.

He braces himself to confront the stark realities of his father and older brother Jamal’s (Ashraf Barhom) harsh rule, and finds himself at odds with Jamal’s wife, Leila (Moran Atias). She believes strongly in a firm, unforgiving regime.

Although Barry’s wife Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) struggles to comprehend her husband’s apprehension, Barry is unable and unwilling to make his all-American family understand his unease over returning home.

Emma (Anne Winters), their 17-year-old daughter, adores her father and shares his disdain for the extravagances of her extended family. Meanwhile, their son, 16-year-old Sammy (Noah Silver), revels in the lavish lifestyle that their “royal” status brings. He also dangerously tests cultural divides with his poorly disguised interest in the family’s handsome bodyguard, Abdul (Mehdi Dehbi).

Barry’s only warm memory of his childhood — his boyhood friend Fauzi (Fares Fares) — wants nothing to do with him. Fauzi is now a journalist, whose reports on the abuses of the Al-Fayeed rule resulted in his arrest and torture.

Now, Barry must now confront the life he once fled. With his father’s health in decline, everyone — Jamal, their mother Amira (Alice Krige), their father’s top advisor Yussef (Salim Daw), and even easygoing US diplomat John Tucker (Justin Kirk) — expects him to assume a more active role in both the family and the regime.
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Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

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What do you think? Do you like the Tyrant TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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David September 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I watch lots of shows and This is one of the best one.
Waiting for the next season 2.

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maria carofano September 15, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Please do not cancel.
Excellent show–Incredible cast

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John September 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I FORBID YOU TO CANCEL! Good show!

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Anonymous September 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Finally! A replacement for the Soprano’s!

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Di Saggau September 15, 2014 at 11:14 am

Please do not cancel…I love this show…one of the best ever.

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Lynne Fairall September 15, 2014 at 10:35 am

PLEASE do NOT cancel!!!! This is one of the BEST series on television today! It keeps me on the edge of my seat – the characters are believable and draw me into their conflicts – and as Kay commented, it gives us more understanding of a different culture. I wonder if there may be political ramifications to handling such a sensitive theme and location, but Tyrant excels in every way!

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Di Saggau September 15, 2014 at 10:03 am

Definitely renew the series…it’s one of the best on TV.

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Nerd Nation September 15, 2014 at 6:36 am

This show is a favorite. Edge of your seat plotline, intelligent characters. We need more TV like this.

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Anita September 14, 2014 at 10:28 pm

One of the best shows on TV. Please don’t cancel.

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Anonymous September 14, 2014 at 10:03 pm

One of the best shows on tv Keep it going

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Kay September 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Don’t cancel, just keep the writing top-notch. It’s a glimpse into a culture we need to know more about and to understand.! Intrigue and mystery as we see values and priorities totally foreign to our way of life.

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