Tyrant receives its UK air date

Published On August 5, 2014 » 1410 Views» By Darren Dimmick » TV
New series from the creators of Homeland, ‘Tyrant’ will receive its UK premiere on FOX on Friday September 12th at 9pm.

Tyrant tells the story of Bassam “Barry” Al Fayeed, the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation, who ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his homeland, accompanied by his American wife and children, for his nephew’s wedding. Barry’s reluctant homecoming leads to a dramatic clash of cultures as he is thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth. Barry’s concern intensifies when he sees the degeneration of his older brother Jamal, heir to the throne. Amidst a chain of tragedies, this all-American family find themselves embroiled in the geopolitical intrigue of a volatile and turbulent Middle Eastern nation that will forever change their lives.

The drama, which is in the middle of airing its 10 episode first season on FX in the United States, was created by Gideon Raff and Howard Gordon – the duo behind Showtime’s Homeland. Tyrant is produced by Fox 21 and FX Productions, with Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Michael Lehmann, Avi Nir, Hugh Fitzpatrick and Craig Wright. The series stars Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Noah Silver, Anne Winters, Fares Fares, Salim Daw, Justin Kirk, Jordana Spiro, Mehdi Dehbi and Alice Krige.

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