A drama series that recently wrapped its second season on cable just got word from FX that it will be back. The channel ordered a 10-episode third season of “Tyrant,” from Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning producer Howard Gordon.
Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, made the announcement today. Season three is slated for 2016.
Along with executive producer and showrunner Gordon, the production team includes Glenn Gordon Caron, Chris Keyser, David Fury, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Hugh Fitzpatrick. The show is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
In the announcement, Schrier said: “Tyrant’s second season took the show to a new level thanks to the skill and direction of Howard, Chris and Glenn and their creative team, the exceptional cast and a story steeped in family, loyalty and intrigue. We look forward to the next chapter and a sensational third season of Tyrant.”
Season two averaged 2.47 million total viewers and 1.05 million in the 18-49 demo, based on Live+7 figures.
The announcement notes: “‘Tyrant’ is 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, only to be forced back into the treacherous familial and national politics of his youth. When his brother, Jamal (Ashraf Barhom), assumes the presidency, Barry becomes a powerful force within the government, fueled by visions of bringing humanitarian freedoms to his homeland.”