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.

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  1. So glad- he is one of the nicest guys around.

  2. Andy says:

    Kirk is going to be an American diplomat described as “sexy”? May be just me, but I don’t really think sexy when I think Justin Kirk.

  3. Superhero says:

    I just want to know who the leads are going to be.

  4. I know why his last series Animal Practice was a complete disaster all because of the “monkey”.

    • Zach says:

      They had started to phase the monkey out. It got cancelled right when it was finding it’s footing. I miss that show. The cast was outstanding.

  5. johnhelvete says:

    When are they going to cast the lead roles for this? They probably can’t get him but Ali Suliman for Barry.

    • Zach says:

      What about Mark Valley? He’s a solid leading man if I ever saw one. He’s great at drama, but can do dry humor like a pro. Body of Proof really improved when they added him.

      • johnhelvete says:

        The male lead is “American” but he was born to a Middle Eastern dictator, so I am pretty sure the actor has to be Arab or at least look like he could be Arab.