10 December 2012 9:30 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The producers of Showtime’s Homeland are going back to the Middle East.

FX has ordered a pilot called Tyrant from producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff along with Lost writer Craig Wright. The show follows a family that gets drawn into turbulent Middle East politics when the dictator of an Arab state dies and his American son becomes the new head of the country.

FX seems very excited about this one. The network’s executive vp of programming Nick Grad said: “The brilliant and wholly original concept just blew us away. It’s pretty amazing when you read a »


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