by David O’Dowda
Pilot Score by
by Zack Hemsey
Tyrant tells the story of Bassam “Barry” Al Fayeed (Adam Rayner), the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn Middle Eastern nation. The series begins when Barry ends his self-imposed 20-year exile to attend his nephew’s wedding with his wife Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) and their two teenage children. Barry returns to his homeland only to be drawn into the power, greed and corruption he desperately tried to escape.
The groundbreaking series was developed by Howard Gordon (24, Homeland), Gideon Raff (Homeland) and Craig Wright (Six Feet Under, Lost).
Did you know?
Lead actor Adam Rayner appeared in the British television series Doctor Who. His character was killed when stabbed in the back by a giant wasp, otherwise known to Who fans as Vespiforms from hives in the Silfrax Galaxy. (Number-crunching producers love it when your aliens look like real insects.)
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