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Mideast Minefield Keeps 'Tyrant' Producer Nimble
Reuters ^ | July 8, 2014 | Dan Williams

Posted on 07/09/2014 11:18:03 PM PDT by Thickman

It's hard to keep up with the social and political hurly-burly of the Middle East, but U.S. TV producer Howard Gordon got a hit out of it with "Homeland" and hopes to do the same with new series "Tyrant", even if it requires last-minute tweaks.

While fellow Americans celebrated over the July 4 weekend, Gordon was back in Israel for his latest whirlwind visit to fine-tune upcoming episodes, based on feedback he has received about the series set in a Middle Eastern dictatorship buffeted by demands for change arising from the Arab Spring.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; video
This show is going to cause 100 Benghazis.
1 posted on 07/09/2014 11:18:03 PM PDT by Thickman
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To: Thickman

lol


2 posted on 07/09/2014 11:21:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Thickman
"...based on feedback he has received about the series set in a Middle Eastern dictatorship buffeted by demands for change arising from the Arab Spring."

Really? Arab Spring? When did that happen? All I saw was a bunch of muslim radicals taking over after Obambi and Hillary let them. There was NO arab spring in the sense of freedom taking hold. Thankfully, Egypt got tired of the nonsense and had a military coup, which I agree with.

3 posted on 07/09/2014 11:59:14 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Thickman

Yep. A beautiful Jewish girl playing a muslim.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 12:10:51 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: Thickman

I’m all for seeing new and different milieus for TV dramas (I just can’t watch procedurals anymore) but this show always makes me wonder what the producers were thinking when they greenlighted it.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 3:17:41 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocquevillea)
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To: Thickman

Why does he think it needs to be based on a Middle Eastern leader?


6 posted on 07/10/2014 3:44:52 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Thickman

I dropped Homeland after season 1. Having the main guy appearing on MSNBC made the drama a joke. I’m giving Tyrant a chance but its not exactly must see tv.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 3:49:43 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: VerySadAmerican

well, Moran Atias is Moroccan Jewish, so she has the look


8 posted on 07/10/2014 4:10:25 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: RginTN

I gave Homeland 1 season. It lost my interest, as it was too convoluted.

Tyrant promos didn’t work. I could not even built enough interest to watch the pilot.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 6:33:21 AM PDT by TomGuy
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“We are listening to our Muslim colleagues and adjusting the material as much as possible....”

Or else.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 6:42:56 AM PDT by moovova
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To: TomGuy

Based on this news item its not a game changer so you’re not missing anything.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 12:30:41 PM PDT by RginTN
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