Season 2 of Tyrant, executive produced by Howard Gordon, along with Glenn Gordon Caron, Chris Keyser, David Fury, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Hugh Fitzpatrick, has been better received creatively and has done well in delayed viewing, averaging 2.47 million total viewers and 1.05 million adults 18-49 in Live+7. Its June Season 2 premiere posted the highest Live+ Same Day to Live+3 lift of any FX original season premiere in total viewers and adults 18-49,. It grew +149% in the demo (376,000 to 935,000) and +121% in total viewers (1.06M to 2.35M).
The series revolves around an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent fictional Middle Eastern nation. Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed, the younger son of the war-torn country’s dictator, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his homeland. His reluctant homecoming leads to a dramatic clash of cultures as he is thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth.
Tyrant is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.