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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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{ 387 comments… read them below or add one }

MIMI December 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Love the show. Please renew.


Toni December 2, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Please renew!!!


Irene Russell December 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

Love the show, best series on TV. Tell everyone I can what they are missing. Waiting patiently for more of the series. it has everything initial, romance , intrigue, you never know wht is going to happen next. Please come back soon.


Ellen Green November 19, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Absolutely loved the series! We actually had to tape it at he house and not talk about it until we could all watch it together!!!!!
Cast was wonderfully fitted for their individual roles


Gerri November 17, 2014 at 4:43 am

This show is fantastic!It’s believable and well written.not to mention the acting! Do Not Cancel this show!!!


Angel November 16, 2014 at 1:41 am

Great show! Looking forward to next season!


Barb November 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm

This is a great show. This is probably the most of any show I have seen that is so close to being the way things truly are in other countries. Remember the kings of Egypt didn’t blink an eye to have a family member killed. This is very eye opening. Great cast wonderful story. Please continue it. Don’t cancel it.


Nora Cools November 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

Please, please, please renew this series. I’d been pursuing the next season ever since you showed the last series. All the cast are really amazing about their performance. I agree Barb about her comment. It is really a great show especially the story. Thx.


Ruth K November 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Please, please renew. I really was into it and just came on to see when the next season would start.


Wanda November 14, 2014 at 9:37 am

We are looking forward to the next season! Love the show!! Very well acted and intriguing story. PLEASE, DO NOT CANCEL!!


Margaret November 13, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Love the show!! We cant get enough I have family and friends hooked the characters are amazing great casting and expecially love Jamal love them all and want to know when it will air agian I’m having withdrawls


Nora Cools November 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

LOL Margaret regarding withdrawals. I do the same. I agree I love Barry and Jamal both.


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