Adam Rayner stars in this American drama series created by Gideon Raff and Howard Gordon. Bassam ‘Barry’ Al-Fayeed (Rayner) is the second son of a notorious Middle-Eastern tyrant but has spent the last 20 years trying to forget his past and build a new life in America. When his father dies and his brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) assumes the role of President of Abbudin, Barry realises his duties to the family and attempts to use his influence to steer Jamal away from brutality and towards a more peaceful method of rule. Will he succeed or will he get sucked back in to the Al-Fayeed way of life? The episodes are: ‘Pilot’, ‘State of Emergency’, ‘My Brother’s Keeper’, ‘Sins of the Father’, ‘Hail Mary’, ‘What the World Needs Now’, ‘Preventative Medicine’, ‘Meet the New Boss’, ‘Gaslight’ and ‘Gone Fishing’.
Tyrant tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam “Barry” Al Fayeed (Adam Rayner) the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his homeland accompanied by his American wife and children for his nephew’s wedding. Barry’s reluctant homecoming leads to a dramatic clash of cultures as he is thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth