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Tyrant: Season 2 (2015)




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The second season of this drama series begins with Bassam (Adam Rayner) in prison following a failed coup against his brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom). His family returns to the United States, but face a massive press storm while struggling with Bassam's absence. Meanwhile, Jamal grapples with his brother's fate, which lies in his hands, while allying with the Chinese and facing a heavy resistance movement.


Adam Rayner
as Bassam "Barry" Al Fayeed
Fares Fares
as Fauzi Nadal
Salim Dau
as Yussef
Justin Kirk
as John Tucker
Alice Krige
as Amira Al Fayeed
Cameron Gharaee
as Ahmed Al-Fayeed
Keon Alexander
as Rami Said
Sibylla Deen
as Nusrat Al-Fayeed
Raad Rawi
as Tariq Al-Fayeed
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Tyrant is clearly trying to understand the desperation and horror in places like Syria and Yemen without trivializing that desperation.

June 16, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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I just wish the execution was better. I can enjoy the show as a soap but I'd enjoy it a lot more if it could be taken as a serious drama. It's not there yet.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…

In what world is leaving a drugged man alone in the middle of the desert with no food, water, or shelter not a death sentence?

June 18, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At its best, it's a family drama in an unusual setting. And after some tweaking, a more entertaining one.

June 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Tyrant may be afraid to follow through with some of its most incendiary plot threads, but season two already feels fully-formed, less of a mirage of ideas and promises like last year and more of an actual, richly realized vision.

June 12, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Lack of nuance is a huge problem for Tyrant, a tragedy considering the depiction of a foreign region's struggles is a pure exercise in nuance.

June 17, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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