FX’s ‘Tyrant’ canceled after 3 seasons

Actor Ashraf Barhom arrives at the French premiere of the "The Kingdom" ("Le Royaume") along the Champs-Elysees in Paris on October 3, 2007. FX announced that "Tryant," starring Bahrom, will be canceled after its third season. The season finale set to air Sept. 7. Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — FX canceled its series “Tyrant” after three seasons, with the show set to conclude after the season finale on Wednesday night.

According to The Wrap, the drama, which follows an American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, will end after the Season 3 finale at 10 p.m. ET on Sept. 7.

“It’s very difficult to find common ground with other people whose stories we do not know or understand,” FX CEO John Landgraf said, according to Variety. “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.”

The series was executive produced by Howard Gordon, Chris Keyser, Gideon Raff and Avi Nir and starred Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Moran Atias, Ashraf Barhom, Noah Silver, Alexander Karim, Cameron Gharaee, Melia Kreiling and Chris Noth, whom Landgraf thanked for their work.

“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,” he said.

Landgraf added that “Tyrant” was “beloved” by production studio Fox 21 Television Studios and ensured the finale would provide a satisfying conclusion if the show was not picked up by another network or service.

“We feel the show is a gem and we’d love to find a way to keep it in production. That said, we want to be realistic about its prospects,” he said. “So for its loyal audience, tonight’s episode will be a satisfying end should the series not find another home, but also provides interesting possibilities should we be able to continue on some other platform.”


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