Contact Us

FX Buys ‘Homeland’ Producers Middle East Drama ‘Tyrant’

FX Homeland Tyrand Howard Gordon Gideon Raff
FX / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Homeland‘ won’t be signing off for good any time soon, what with the truckload of Emmy accolades given for the first season, and the second’s ratings recently overtaking ‘Dexter,’ but that isn’t about to stop producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff from launching the next buzzy drama. The pair have teamed with FX and a former ‘LOST‘ writer to develop ‘Tyrant,’ a new Middle Eastern intrigue drama that has all the executives excited. Who is the ‘Tyrant,’ and why will it have you talking?

Could FX have just snagged TV’s next great drama? That’s the hype surrounding recent pick-up ‘Tyrant,’ developed by ‘Homeland’ producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, along with ‘LOST’ writer Craig Wright. The series centers on a family that gets drawn into Middle Eastern politics when an Arab state dictator dies, leaving American son as the new head of the country.

“The brilliant and wholly original concept just blew us away,” says FX Executive Vice President of Programming Nick Grad. “It’s pretty amazing when you read a script and can instantly imagine it becoming one of the best shows on television.” Hopefully we’ll get judge for ourselves, since FX has yet to issue an official series order.

What say you? Does ‘Tyrant’ sound like the next buzz-worthy drama on FX, or would it be better off on pay-cable?  Let us know what you think in the comments!

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!