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FX lands a 'Tyrant' for new drama

By April Neale Dec 12, 2013, 5:46 GMT

FX lands a 'Tyrant' for new drama

News from FX and John Landgraf - FX CEO Billy Bennight / PR Photos

FX has given a series order to drama “Tyrant,” from “Homeland” creator Gideon Raff.

Variety reports that this series from Fox 21 and FX Prods. is the story of a son of a Middle Eastern dictator who returns to his home country with his American family after 20 years in the U.S. Once relocated, he is drawn into political and familial turmoil.

Raff was the showruner for the Israeli series “Prisoner of War” which Showtime's “Homeland” was created from.

Raff serves as Executive producer with “Homeland” creators Howard Gordon and Craig Wright. David Yates directed the pilot.

“Tyrant’ introduces characters and a world that have never been explored in a dramatic television series format. There is a reason a bidding war broke out over this project: it grabs you as all great epics do and simply refuses to let go,” FX Networks president John Landgraf told Variety.

FX’s order for the show will be at least 10 episodes, possibly more. Production is to begin in March in Tel Aviv for a summer premiere.


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