FX’s series Tyrant has given a second season order of 13-episode.
The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent fictional Middle Eastern nation, Tyrant was, initially, the source of some controversy, but critical response was extremely good and the show quickly built a solid audience.
Production for season two has been scheduled to begin next spring for a summer 2015 return. For more, follow the jump.
Touch is gone but Jack is back\! Fox has revealed that Jack Bauer will return for Summer 2014 in the event series, 24: Live Another Day. The 12-episode miniseries will represent 24 hours (will things be happening in double time?) – and keep Kiefer Sutherland in the Fox Television universe.
24: Live Another Day will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions. Gordon will, once again, be showrunner. The series will find an older Jack, several years after his last Bad Day in the show’s final season back in 2010.
Awake [NBC, Thursdays, 10/9C]is a unique new series that revolves around a police detective who is in an automobile accident with his wife and son. When he awakens, it is to discover that his son has died – but when he goes to sleep, the next time he opens his eyes, he is in a world where it’s his wife who died. In each world, he has a partner and a therapist – making for two separate casts of characters and two crimes to be investigated each week. And then stuff begins to bleed from one world to the other.
Is the show about parallel universes? A real world and a dream world? Awake’s creator Kyle Killen [Lone Star] and fellow executive producer Howard Gordon [Homeland, 24] spoke to a number of journalists/bloggers and talked about just that – and, of course, a whole lot more.