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Tyrant

Genres: Drama, Thriller
Broadcast on: FOX Africa, FX Africa, eExtra

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Broadcaster information
International channels
FX : 24 Jun 2014 - 07 Sep 2016

South African channels

FOX Africa : 20 May 2015 - 08 Sep 2016
FX Africa : 25 Jan 2016 - 20 Jun 2016
eExtra : 23 Oct 2017 - 19 Mar 2018

About the Show

Tyrant is an American television drama series created by Gideon Raff and developed by Howard Gordon and Craig Wright, which tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner), the youngest son of a war-torn country's controversial dictator, returns to his homeland after a self-imposed 20-year exile in America for his nephew's wedding. 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), who strongly believes in a firm, unforgiving regime.

Although his 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 their "royal" status brings, but dangerously tests cultural divides with his poorly disguised interest in handsome family bodyguard Abdul (Mehdi Dehbi).

Barry's only warm memory of his childhood, 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.

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 U.S. diplomat John Tucker (Justin Kirk) – expects him to assume a more active role in both the family and the regime.

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.

The cast includes 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.

Howard Gordon, Craig Wright, Glenn Gordon Caron, Gideon Raff, David Yates, Michael Lehmann, Peter Noah, and Avi Nir are Executive Producers. Tyrant was created by Gideon Raff and it is produced by Fox 21 and FX Productions.

Starring Cast

Season 1
 

Adam Rayner
as
Barry Al-Fayeed
Jennifer Finnigan
as
Molly Al-Fayeed
Ashraf Barhom
as
Jamal Al-Fayeed
Fares Fares
as
Fauzi Nadal
Moran Atias
as
Leila Al-Fayeed
Noah Silver
as
Sammy Al-Fayeed
Anne Winters
as
Emma Al-Fayeed
Salim Dau
as
Yussef (as Salim Daw)
Mehdi Dehbi
as
Abdul
Alice Krige
as
Amira Al-Fayeed
and Justin Kirk
as
John Tucker

Season 2
 
Adam Rayner
as
Barry Al-Fayeed
Jennifer Finnigan
as
Molly Al-Fayeed
Ashraf Barhom
as
Jamal Al-Fayeed
Moran Atias
as
Leila Al-Fayeed
Noah Silver
as
Sammy Al-Fayeed
Alice Krige
as
Amira Al-Fayeed
Alexander Karim
as
Ihab Rashid
Cameron Gharaee
as
Ahmed Al-Fayeed
Sibylla Deen
as
Nusrat Al-Fayeed

Season 3
 
Adam Rayner
as
Barry Al-Fayeed
Jennifer Finnigan
as
Molly Al-Fayeed
Ashraf Barhom
as
Jamal Al-Fayeed
Moran Atias
as
Leila Al-Fayeed
Noah Silver
as
Sammy Al-Fayeed
Alexander Karim
as
Ihab Rashid
Cameron Gharaee
as
Ahmed Al-Fayeed
Melia Kreiling
as
Daliyah
and Chris Noth
as
General William Cogswell


Latest Articles

Drama series: Tyrant

01 Jan 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: eExtra | An unassuming American family are drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.


Drama series: Tyrant

23 Oct 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: eExtra | The son of a war-torn country's dictator returns and is drawn back into the politics of his youth.


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