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.

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

  

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  1. Jack says

    This is a great TV drama – when there is little to watch these days, it is refreshing to have this presented in the reality of the times. DO NOT CANCEL

  2. ana abbott says

    Please do not cancel the show Tyrant. Its very good, ts great. As a matter of fact I was disapointed it was a rerun tonight 7/21/14. I was looking forward to see it tonight. Thanks

  3. Liz Foley says

    Please do not cancel Tyrant. Just like other devotees, I re-watch the episodes to see all the rich details I may have missed. The cinematography is better than most movies.
    What do we need to do to keep this going?

    Liz Foley

  4. Earl Fourroux says

    Excellent show…well written, thought provoking….too bad this show is so far beyond the moronic brain of the American public that it doesn’t have a chance !!

  5. Joan Alexander says

    Please do not cancel this excellent series. It is extremely well cast with Ashraf Barhom
    playing a perfect part with his expressions of body and facial movements so Middle
    Eastern…so sexy! All other actors are excellent, and so interesting and enjoyable to
    watch. I have watched new and reruns of the series late in the evening many times,
    and realize I observe new details I had previously missed. I’ve passed “the word”
    around to many friends to stay up late and watch the series. It is the only program
    worth watching for me. Also, other than the intrigue of the story, the music is
    beautiful.

  6. Cheryl Dials says

    Don”t cancel this show. My 2 daughters plus myself following . looking forward to next episodes

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