FX orders very Homeland-y pilot from the guys who made Homeland
Among the first to cash in on the hot new terrorism-and-families trend sparked by Homeland, FX has ordered the drama pilot Tyrant from Gideon Raff, who created the Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners Of War) that Homeland is based on. Adding to the general Homeland-iness, Homeland producer Howard Gordon is developing Tyrant alongside Lost producer Craig Wright, who will serve as showrunner while also contemplating bemusedly how we got to the place where terrorism replaced Lost-like supernatural "events" as the drama format everyone wants to replicate. Also Homeland-y: The show concerns an "unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation," which is so Homeland it's practically Homeland. All it needs now is a wise, bearded guy to counsel that American family and it'll be there.