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Tyrant

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

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
FX 24 Jun 2014 26 Aug 2014 Tuesdays, 22h00 - 23h00 10
FOX Africa 20 May 2015 22 Jul 2015 Wednesdays, 19h00 - 19h50 10
FX Africa 25 Jan 2016 28 Mar 2016 Mondays, 21h30 - 22h15 10
eExtra 23 Oct 2017 25 Dec 2017 Mondays, 21h30 - 22h30 10


Season 1

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

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 1 Cast

as
Barry Al-Fayeed

as
Molly Al-Fayeed

as
Leila Al-Fayeed

as
Sammy Al-Fayeed

as
Amira Al-Fayeed

as
John Tucker

as
Dana

as
Hamid Mahfouz

as
Katerina

as
Jenna Olson

as
Lea Exley


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