Pilot Scoop: Justin Kirk Joins FX Drama Tyrant

FX Pilot Tyrant CAst Justin KirkJustin Kirk has been cast in the FX drama pilot Tyrant, TVLine has learned.

From Homeland EPs Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Six Feet Under‘s Craig Wright, the project follows an unassuming American family — Barry, Molly and their kids — drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

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The Weeds alum joins as an American diplomat described as “sexy, decadent and mysterious.”

Kirk’s other recent TV credits include NBC’s ill-fated Animal Practice and Modern Family.