September 7, 2016

Ahead of tonight's season finale, FX has announced that Tyrant will not be returning, cancelling the summer drama after three seasons on the air.

“It’s very difficult to find common ground with other people whose stories we do not know or understand,” said FX CEO John Landgraf in a released statement. “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.”

While never a ratings hit for the network, Tyrant was a decent performer over the majority of its run. The move to end the show comes after a third season where viewership tapered off quite significantly from what it was drawing in seasons 1 and 2.

While today's cancellation comes as sudden, producers have stated that tonight's series finale should prove to be a satisfying ending for the show's devoted fans.