On the eve of its third season finale, FX have announced they have canceled their drama “Tyrant” with tonight’s season finale to serve as the series finale.
The Middle East-set drama premiered in June 2014 and followed the Al-Fayeed family of the fictional country of Abuddin. Reviews for the show have always been mixed while ratings have not been good with all but one of this season’s episodes dropping below 850,000 viewers. Fox 21 Television Studios President Bert Salke, says in a statement:
“Tyrant is a beloved show to all of us at Fox 21 Television Studios, and we are indebted to Howard and Chris for their incredible work, and to John Landgraf and everyone at FX who have been fantastic partners. We feel the show is a gem and we’d love to find a way to keep it in production.
That said, we want to be realistic about its prospects. So for its loyal audience, tonight’s episode will be a satisfying end should the series not find another home, but also provides interesting possibilities should we be able to continue on some other platform.”
No word yet on any other networks or streaming services being interested in the property.