FX has cancelled Tyrant after three seasons. The network has decided not to continue the political thriller into Season 4, with tonight’s Season 3 finale now serving as the series finale.
Announcing the cancellation, FX Networks/FX Productions CEO John Landgraf, said:
“It’s very difficult to find common ground with other people whose stories we do not know or understand. The creators of Tyrant have done their utmost over three seasons to tell American audiences a tiny fraction of the many gripping, human stories coursing through the Middle East today. We want to thank Howard Gordon, Chris Keyser and their talented team of collaborators, including all the writers, directors, cast and crew, as well as our studio partners at Fox 21 Television Studios, for taking on Tyrant’s tremendously ambitious story with such profound dedication and respect.”
Could Tyrant Season 4 find life elsewhere? In a statement, Fox 21 Television Studios President Bert Salke paid lip-service to the prospect of the show moving to another platform:
“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.”
Can Tyrant really overthrow the cancellation reaper to return for Season 4 at another outlet, or are the fans just being let down gently? Stay tuned…