Tyrant is an American Drama series that airs on FX channel and has been written and directed by Gideon Raph. It has been developed by Howard Gordon and Craig Wright. The first season of the show was premiered on the FX channel on June 24, 2014 and got concluded on August 26 the same year. However, it was soon renewed for a second series on June 16, 2015 and ended in September 1, 2015. On October 8 the renewal of the show was started and it would be premiered for a third season on July 6, 2016.
The series has been produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Productions, Keshet Media Group and Teakwood Lane Productions. The executive producers of the show include Michael Lehmann, Avi Nir, Hugh Fitzpatrick, David Yates, Gideon Raff, Craig Wright, and Howard Gordon.
The Storyline of the show revolves around a Bassam “Barry Al Fayeed”, who is the younger son of a dictator of Middle-eastern origin. Bassam has been in a self-imposed exile from his home country and is working as a pediatrician in America where he also has a family. Incidentally, he reluctantly agrees to an invitation to his nephew’s wedding and Bassam pays back a visit to his home country (Abuddin- fictional).
On his visit, situation turn tense with the death of his father who was the ruling tyrant and there occurs a political crisis. There is a a popular rebellion that raises its head against the ruling family. Now, Bassam has to guide his older brother Jamal who is the new President to a peaceful solution to an emergent situation. Avoiding bloodshed by a brutal President towards a revolting public is a big challenge Barry Al Fayeed now faces.
The cast of Tyrant includes Adam Rayner as Bassam. Others in the main cast include Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Jennifer Finnigan, Anne Winters, Noah Silver, Mehdi Dehbi, Alice Krige, Salim Daw, and Justin Kirk.
Tyrant Show Ratings, Reviews And Renewal
The show was unbelievably popular in the first season with consistently high viewer ratings. There were 1.55 million viewers on an average for each episode. Thus a renewal into Season 2 of Tyrant was much obvious. It consisted of 13 episodes and was premiered on June 16, 2015. However, the first episode in second series saw a nearly 45 percent drop in viewership with only 1.06 million viewers. the concluding episode of the 12-episode second series was aired on September 1, 2015. the show averaged 24 percent decline in viewership with 1.18 million viewers watching and episode on an average. However, a renewal of the show was announced and it was premiered on July 6, 2016 for a third season. There would ten episodes in the third season. Adam Rayner and Ashraf Barhom would be coming back as the two ideologically opposing brothers in the series that would hopefully garner more viewer interest this time.
Tyrant Season 4 Release Date
Depending upon the viewer response to the third series, FX would be announcing a renewal on Tyrant Season 4. Although there had seen a drop in viewership in the second series, the average number of viewers were high enough for a third cast. If the third series manages to increase ratings for the show, a fourth season is certainly expected. Updates for any new announcements would be given right here. Do stay tuned in for latest update on your favorite show.