FOX UK has picked up the UK rights to the third season of FX’s geo-political thriller series Tyrant from international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, TVWise has learned. The show’s third season will premiere on FOX UK on Monday August 1st at 9pm.
“Topical and relevant, Tyrant is an engrossing political series. At its heart a family drama, Tyrant is fascinating and well-made, and everything you would expect from the makers of Homeland and 24, and the broadcaster that brought us Fargo, Louie and American Horror Story”, said Toby Etheridge, FOX UK’s Head of Programming. “Set in a fictional nation in the Middle East, Tyrant is a thrilling roller-coaster ride – international TV at its very best. “
Tyrant tells the story of the story of an unassuming American family who are drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. The drama series, from Homeland‘s Gideon Raff & Howard Gordon, is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions and stars Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Moran Atias, Ashraf Barhom, Noah Silver, Alexander Karim, Cameron Gharaee, Melia Kreiling and Chris Noth.
The show’s third season picks up from the shocking events depicted in the season two finale. With Jamal’s life in danger and Abuddin on the verge of chaos, Barry steps forward as the interim president, seeking to build a new Abuddin. He sets the stage for the democratic elections to name his replacement. Swept up in the tides of revenge, army leaders overstep their bounds in securing peace. And the unsolicited U.S. support Barry receives in the form of General William Cogswell (Chris Noth), a man who has history with Leila (Moran Atias), may further fan the flames.