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FX’s ‘Tyrant’ Moves Production Due to Violence in Israel

USA Network’s ”Dig“ may also pull up stakes in troubled region

“Tyrant” has pulled up stakes from Israel, due to the violence and unrest that have plagued the area in recent days.

A spokesman for FX, which airs the series, told TheWrap on Monday that the production of the series has been temporarily moved to Turkey. The series, which follows a doctor in the United States who becomes caught up in Middle East turmoil after traveling to the region to attend a relative’s wedding, had been filming in Israel.

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However, violence has erupted in the Gaza Strip in recent days, resulting in at least 175 deaths and more than 1,200 injuries, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The series, which has completed eight out of 10 episodes for the first season, was expected to finish production July 28. It’s likely that date will change due to the relocation, the spokesman said.

Also read: USA’s ‘Dig’ Weighing Whether to Continue Production in Jerusalem

“Tyrant” isn’t the only production to be touched by the unrest; on Monday, Gideon Raff, the co-creator and executive producer of USA Network’s upcoming series “Dig,” said that the show may stop filming in Jerusalem.

“This caught us off guard and we are assessing … all options and hopefully everything will calm down and we’ll go back to what we planned, and if not, we’ll sort it out,” Raff said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

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