FX has given a series order to Tyrant, the network announced today. The show comes from Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff (who created the Israeli series Hatufim, on which Homeland is based) and producer Craig Wright, and follows an American family that gets caught up in a Middle Eastern revolution. Barry is the youngest son of a Middle Eastern dictator who has fled his past and made a life in the U.S. for the last twenty-odd years. But when his nephew back home gets married, Barry reluctantly attends (and brings his wife and children) — and, of course, things go awry. Pilot scripts are not perfect indicators of how good or bad a show will be, but we'll say this: The script for Tyrant is fantastic. High hopes, summer 2014!
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Aziz Ansari’s Formerly Chubby Cousin Harris Plays His Buff Cousin in Master of None
Make Your Choice and Watch Tituss Burgess’s Rousing Rendition of ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’
Bruce Springsteen Gave U2 Advice That They Promptly Ignored
What Happens to Nudity Onscreen When You Remove the Male Gaze?
Dany’s Got a New Throne, and Other Things We Learned From the New Game of Thrones Trailer
America’s Got Talent Contestant Accuses Tyra Banks of Humiliating a Child
The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: If You Go Back, You Will Die
Dirty Dancing: Apparently You Can’t Have the Time of Your Life Again
The Americans Recap: Won’t Somebody Think of the Children?
What’s New on Netflix: May 2017
Latest News from VultureShots Fired Finale Recap: Cold Comfort
A surprisingly satisfying conclusion to a story that lacks easy answers.Fargo Recap: A Shark in a Suit
On Fargo, truth is in the eye of the beholder.The Highs and Lows of Dirty Dancing
Is there any harsher indictment than a passionless remake?Jimmy Kimmel Has Little Faith in Trump’s Relationship with Pope Francis
Kimmel breaks down the face-to-face meeting.Archer Season Finale Recap: Die Roboterhunde
A violent season ends on a softer and more elegiac note.The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: O Come, All Ye Unfaithful
I will never not delight in watching Sonja.The 100 Season Finale Recap: May We Meet Again
In its fourth season finale, The 100 hits the reset button yet again.The Get Down Canceled After One Season
The super-expensive project will not live to see another day.Adam Carolla Is Crowdfunding For His Documentary Criticizing College Safe Spaces
Carolla’s project focuses on the campus protests of conservative guest speakers.Salma Hayek Brought Her Own Mariachi Band to the Cannes 70th Anniversary Party
Then Guillermo del Toro led a sing-a-long with Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Alejandro Iñárritu
The jurors were selected in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, but the trial will be held in Montgomery County.6 Best New Songs of the Week
Selena Gomez and Camila Cabello vie for the best pop debut of the week.How the Manchester Arena Bombing Is Affecting the Entertainment Industry in the U.K.
All the events that have been canceled, postponed, or going ahead as planned.Aziz Ansari Recaps Master of None’s ‘First Date’: ‘Going to Whole Foods Was a Real Line That One of Our Friends Used’
It’s about “the sad state of romance in the modern era.”Get to Know TV’s Most Mischievous Brothers
The recap you need for season two. #adWhat’s in the Box? The Great Mystery of Twin Peaks: The Return
Let’s gauge the fan theories that try to explain the unexplainable.Pete Wells Is Wrong About What a Critic’s Role Should Be
He doesn’t want to review a fancy place in Mexico — fine. But there’s more to criticism than giving advice.Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: The Greatest Boobs Around
“We already have a Big Naturals here in East Dogmouth. It’s not a supermarket, but they do serve wings.”Ariana Grande ‘Broken’ After Manchester Arena Bombing, Officially Suspends Her World Tour Through June 5
Her shows have been postponed so Ariana and her team “can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost.”Dany’s Got a New Throne, and Other Things We Learned From the New Game of Thrones Trailer
An unlikely sex scene is seemingly on the way.