Upcoming Fox TV series ‘Tyrant’ to be partially filmed in Israel

"Tyrant" creator Gideon Raff.

(JNS.org) The upcoming Fox television network series “Tyrant,” which will air on the FX cable network this summer, is slated to be partially filmed in the Israeli city of Kfar Saba.

“Tyrant” was created by Israeli filmmaker Gideon Raff—who also created the Israeli TV drama “Prisoners of War” and its American counterpart “Homeland”—and is produced by Howard Gordon, who also worked on “Homeland” and the Fox counter-terrorism drama “24.”

According to the show’s creator, “Tyrant” will be loosely based on events in the Arab world, especially Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad went from training in England to be an eye doctor to becoming a mass killer.

“How you go from being that to being hailed a mass killer? That journey was really interesting to me,” Raff told Indiewire.com.

Israeli actors Moran Atias and Ashraf Barhom are slated to have leading roles alongside American actors Adam Rayner, Sammy Sheik, and Jennifer Finnigan. 

Posted on January 24, 2014 .