“Tyrant” will center of a regular American family who somehow get caught up in the inner workings of a Middle Eastern country. Kirk, best known for his role on “Weeds,” will play John tucker, an American Diplomat with ulterior motives. David Yates will direct the pilot for Fox 21 and Gideon Raff will executive produce and write the pilot.
The show will mark Kirk’s return to cable television after appearing in eight seasons of Showtime’s “Weeds.” He also starred in “Animal Practice” on NBC, which lasted just one short season. He has also appeared on “Modern Family” and “Angels in America.”
FX seems to have high hopes for “Tyrant.” The show was caught up in a bidding war, which was eventually won by the network in December.