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Upcoming Fox TV Series ‘Tyrant’ to be Partially Filmed in Israel 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 off of the events in the Arab world, especially Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad went from training to be an eye doctor in England 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

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

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Source: The Algemeiner

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