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Axed: Tyrant

US drama Tyrant, which briefly had a run on TEN, has been cancelled after three seasons.

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US drama Tyrant, which briefly had a run on TEN and ONE, has been officially cancelled by FX after three seasons.

The drama, which centres around the US-based son of a Middle Eastern dictator who returns home and is drawn into a political crisis, was created by Gideon Raff (Homeland).

“It’s very difficult to find common ground with other people whose stories we do not know or understand,” FX boss John Landgraf said in a statement.

“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.”

However, Fox 21 Television Studios president Bert Salke added, “We feel the show is a gem and we’d love to find a way to keep it in production. That said, we want to be realistic about its prospects. So for its loyal audience, tonight’s episode will be a satisfying end should the series not find another home, but also provides interesting possibilities should we be able to continue on some other platform.”

Source: Deadline

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