Skip to comments.Mideast Minefield Keeps 'Tyrant' Producer Nimble
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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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.
Yep. A beautiful Jewish girl playing a muslim.
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.
Why does he think it needs to be based on a Middle Eastern leader?
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.
well, Moran Atias is Moroccan Jewish, so she has the look
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.
“We are listening to our Muslim colleagues and adjusting the material as much as possible....”
Based on this news item its not a game changer so you’re not missing anything.
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