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FX's Tyrant Deserts Us With First Teaser
So what is this preview all about? As Bassam “Barry” Al Fayeed, Brit actor Adam Rayner (Hunted) stands in the middle of a non-specific desert in the middle of an imaginary country, letting sand fall out of his hand. Metaphors abound, but we’re not quite sure what any of them are at this point. Are these the Sands of Time washing away old wounds?
FX's Tyrant Gets Full Season Order, First Look Image
FX is getting oppressive with its next series, and that’s a very good thing. The network has given a full-season order to Tyrant, an hour-long drama from the producers of Showtime’s Homeland, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff. The show — which has yet to go into production, but it slated to begin shooting in Tel Aviv in March — is scheduled to air next summer, making this early order a huge vote of confidence for the viability of the series. And we've got your first look.
Harry Potter Director David Yates To Helm FX Pilot Tyrant
David Yates most notable credits to date are the last four Harry Potter films. But what has the director been up to since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? There was talk about him maybe directing The Stand a few years back, but then he backed out. And then there was a Doctor Who feature project that didn't happen. And coming up, he's been attached to direct a British war drama St. Nazaire. But it looks like Yates may be turning back to television, as he's reportedly set to direct a pilot for FX.
Life Of Pi's Ang Lee To Direct FX's Tyrant Pilot
FX has snagged an Oscar-winning director to helm the drama pilot Tyrant. Life of Pi director Ang Lee has come on board to both direct and executive produce. It marks the first time he has taken on a TV pilot and gives the project and even stronger likelihood of going to series.
Homeland Producers And Lost Writer Sell Drama Project To FX
FX has just ordered a pilot that already seems to have network advocates. The Twentieth Century Fox-owned network has bought a project from Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, that will also be set in the Middle East. The idea, if executed correctly, has the potential to be as mind-blowing as Showtime’s Homeland--at least, according to network executives.