The intense political drama Tyrant set in the Middle East is back for a second season. We find Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed right where we left him — in jail. After the failed coup against his corrupt, violent brother Jamal, he awaits his sentencing. Jamal (portrayed by Ashraf Barhom) can either let Barry rot in jail for the rest of his life or execute him. Jamal is cold-blooded but the decision won’t be easy.
Barry is portrayed by English-born actor Adam Rayner. (His mother is American, his father British.) He’s best known for his roles on UK TV shows including Hunted (Aidan), Dragon Age: Redemption (Cairn), and Mistresses (Dominic Montgomery). Americans will recognize him from the TV show Hawthorne (Dr. Steve Shaw) with Jada Pinkett Smith. Tyrant airs Tuesdays at 10pm on Fox.