FX has renewed it’s drama series Tyrant for a third season, the network confirmed today. The new season will run for ten episodes and premiere in 2016, continuing the story of Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed, the son of Middle Eastern tyrant who attempts to stabilize his country following the death of his father. Executive produced by three time Primetime Emmy Award winner Howard Gordon (24, Homeland), Christopher Keyser (Lone Star, Party of Five) and four time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Glenn Gordon Caron (Medium, Moonlighting), the series has earned mixed reviews, with the inclusion of sexual violence being criticised by many critics as unnecessary, but has drawn respectable rating for it’s previous 22 episode run.
Eric Schrier, FX’s president of original programming, said in statement that “Tyrant‘s second season took the show to a new level thanks to the skill and direction of Howard, Chris and Glenn and their creative team, the exceptional cast and a story steeped in family, loyalty and intrigue. We look forward to the next chapter.”
The series stars Adam Rayner (Dragon Age: Redemption, Doctor Who) as Barry, along with Jennifer Finnigan (The Bold and the Beautiful, Close to Home), Ashraf Barhom (Clash of the Titans, 300: Rise of an Empire), Moran Atias (Crash, Third Person), Noah Silver (The Borgias, Jamie Marks Is Dead), Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact, Children of Dune), Alexander Karim (Zero Dark Thirty, Dying of the Light), Cameron Gharaee (The Newsroom, The Queen of Screams) and Sibylla Deen (Tut, Home and Away).