What to Watch: FX's Summer Premieres Will Keep You Entertained

This summer is sure to be an exciting one, regardless of whether or not you are planning a fun vacation, as the FX network has three shows that will keep you glued to your television screen.

FX has been on fire lately with the wildly popular ‘Fargo’, and during the fall, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ returns for its final season. But for now, the network will make a grab for television’s top rated spot, with their summer line-up.





Tyrant is an all new series for FX, created by Israeli director/screenwriter, Gideon Raff. The series will premiere on June 24, 2014.

The series will follow Bassam “Barry” Al Fayeed, who is from the fictional war-torn country of Abbudin. He has been living in self-selected exile in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years. Barry, the younger son of Baladi’s dictator, ends his exile to return with his American family to his homeland for his nephew’s wedding. His arrival leads to a dramatic culture clash, as he reluctantly returns to the familial and national politics he once left.

Adam Rayner (Dragon Age: Redemption) stars in the lead role, as Bassam “Barry” Al Fayeed, the second son of the dictator of Abbudin. He has been in self-selected exile in Los Angeles, working as a pediatrician.



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The Strain is another all new series for FX. Classified as “Horror” the series was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same name.The series will premiere on FX on July 13th.

‘The Strain’ picks up as a plane lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport with the lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find two hundred corpses and four survivors. The situation deteriorates when the bodies begin disappearing from morgues. Dr. Goodweather and others, find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the entire city, from an ancient threat to humanity.

The Strain stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC Canary Team in New York City. Goodweather and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with the hallmarks of vampirism.




The Bridge is returning for its second season this summer, on FX. The series is based on the Danish/Swedish series of the same name, and will premiere on July 9th.

The Bridge follows El Paso Detective Sonya Cross and Mexican State Police Detective Marco Ruiz, as the two are paired together to investigate a homicide on the  border crossing between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

Season 1 of The Bridge delved deep into Detective Sonya Cross’ past as well as showing why she decided to become a homicide detective. While Cross and Ruiz finally apprehended the killer from season one, many questions were left unanswered, and an all new threat has emerged. The Bridge stars Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds) stars as Detective Sonya Cross, and Demian Bichir (Savages) stars as Detective Marco Ruiz.



Are you excited for FX’s summer line-up? Let me know what you think, in the comments section below.




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