FX’s Middle East drama Tyrant has been dropped by the network after 3 seasons it was announced last night.
The show follows the youngest son of the Al-Fayeed family, controlled by an infamous Middle-Eastern tyrant. Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed has been living in the US, but is forced to reluctantly return to his home country of Abuddin for a wedding. Unfortunately for him, his father dies whilst he is there, making Bassam the new President.
“The creators of Tyrant have done their utmost over three seasons to tell American audiences a tiny fraction of the many gripping, human stories coursing through the Middle East today” commented FX boss John Landgraf. “We want to thank Howard Gordon, Chris Keyser and their talented team of collaborators, including all the writers, directors, cast and crew, as well as our studio partners at Fox 21 Television Studios, for taking on Tyrant’s tremendously ambitious story with such profound dedication and respect.”
That ‘thanks’ didn’t extend to renewing the show past it’s 3rd season… Fox 21 Television Studios are attempting to shop it around to other networks, so there is a slim chance things may not be over for the Al-Fayeeds, but those sort of deals can be notoriously hard to sort out.
Tyrant Season 3 is currently airing on Fox in the UK.