Wednesday's third season finale will mark the drama's last episode

By Lynette Rice
September 07, 2016 at 06:14 PM EDT
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Say goodbye to Tyrant: FX will air the final episode on Wednesday night. 

“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 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.”

Producers on show hint that Tyrant could find a new home — but also say the finale at 10 p.m. ET serves as a fitting end. 

Tyrant is a beloved show to all of us at Fox 21 Television Studios, and we are indebted to Howard and Chris for their incredible work, and to John Landgraf and everyone at FX who have been fantastic partners,” said Fox 21 Television Studios President Bert Salke in a statement. “We feel the show is a gem and we’d love to find a way to keep it in production. That said, we want to be realistic about its prospects. So for its loyal audience, tonight’s episode will be a satisfying end should the series not find another home, but also provides interesting possibilities should we be able to continue on some other platform.”

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Launched in 2014, Tyrant told the story of a U.S. pediatrician named Bassam Al-Fayeed who returns with his American family to his Middle-Eastern home after his tyrant-father dies. It starred Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Moran Atias, Ashraf Barhom, Noah Silver, Alexander Karim, Cameron Gharaee, Melia Kreiling, and Chris Noth.