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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.

Series Finale

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

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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Anonymous March 1, 2015 at 5:12 pm



Susan February 27, 2015 at 11:32 pm

This a great show. It is different and enlightening to see a unique story unfold. Ashraf barhom is wonderful in his portrayal and am so glad it has not been cancelled !!!!


barrytex February 26, 2015 at 11:53 pm

I tea?ly like the show. Look forward to it resuming.


Bonnie Haehmle February 25, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Love the series! Please continue. It was refreshing to watch something not run of the mill crime or reality show!


Kuryel February 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

I love that serie, I personal think is one of th best.


Lori February 19, 2015 at 5:07 pm

I was just checking to see when Tyrant comes back on. Don’t cancel it.


phil chebook February 18, 2015 at 8:08 pm

love the show ! Can’t wait for it to come back on


Carol Janike February 15, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Please don’t cancel the show. Bring it back for another season. You can’t leave us hanging like that.

Love the show. Never missed it.


Anonymous February 18, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Can’t wait for
It to return


Jennifer Jones February 15, 2015 at 1:21 am

Please do not cancel tyrant . It is one of the best shows on TV.I would like to find out when it is beginning in 2015.


Beverley February 14, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Please do not cancel Tyrant.


Cheryl February 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Myhusband and I love this show. We were very disappointed that it ended so quickly! This is a depiction of what it could be like or could possibly be what it is actually like in families such as this. The actors are first rate and very believable in their roles. We sincerely hope to see this series once again!


Doreen February 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Please please please…don not cancel this show…


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