We know what you’re thinking, and yes, FX Middle Eastern royalty drama Tyrant was indeed still on the air. Still, the unorthodox take on conflict abroad managed to make it an impressive three seasons, even as FX now confirms that tonight’s Season 3 finale will mark the final episode of the series.

Following a tumultuous three years, FX confirms its saga of an American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle East nation won’t return for a fourth season. In making the announcement, FX boss John Landgraf seemed to acknowledge how Tyrant had rubbed some the wrong way:

It’s very difficult to find common ground with other people whose stories we do not know or understand. 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. 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.

For those actually tuning in, so reads the “Two Graves” synopsis:

Barry and Molly are on the brink of waging war on the Caliphate. Leila makes a bold political move and braves the possibility of a close betrayal. Barry and Daliyah face a final reckoning in their relationship. The conflict in Abuddin threatens to turn into a bloody civil war.

The series starred Adam Rayner as Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed, Jennifer Finnigan as his wife Molly Al-Fayeed and Ashraf Barhom as brother Jamal Al-Fayeed, along with Moran Atias, Noah Silver, Alis Krige, Alexander Karim, Cameron Gharaee and Chris Noth, but was FX right to pull the plug after Season 3? Watch the trailer below.