“It’s always the ones that think they’re invincible that die the worst death.” – Land of the Outlaws
[Wednesday, 26th August’15]: Pakistani-American Hollywood actor Faran Tahir is unstoppable! While being a part of three major series this year; Supergirl, Satisfaction USA and American Crime, the star will now also be seen as a part of the cast of upcoming American action/sci-fi TV series Land of the Outlaws.
The futuristic series is based in the year 2064, where America has recovered from a viral pandemic that ruined the world and the prohibition of the remaining technology in the world, has been imposed. Lawmen now rule the land, but a Wild West mentality remains. Amidst the backdrop of one town’s reform, a series of heists and murders threaten the Roxville Force’s legacy. Enter the honest but troubled veteran, Deputy Curtis Ames. When he and his temperamental partner (Sonny ‘Six Gun’ Devlin) stumble upon a gang of corrupt lawmen, Curtis decides to bring them all to justice before he rides off into the sunset.
Faran will be seen playing the role of Utah Harjo; a former lawman turned leader of the Southside gang. They are a tribalistic gang who trap and hunt. They wear pelts and skins of animals, much like Native Americans of the past. This is also somewhat of a cover as they are collecting scraps of tech to build a network. Over the years, Utah has become quite bitter about the law in the town. He and his tribe try to avoid the lawmen, but have run-ins with them every now and again.
Land of the Outlaws has been produced by TipToe Pictures. Further details about when it goes on air, will be revealed soon.
About Faran Tahir
Faran Tahir (born February 16, 1964) is a Pakistani-American film and television actor. Tahir is best known for his act as Raza, the leader of a terrorist organization, “The Ten Rings” in Iron Man (2008). In 1985, he appeared as Bolshintsov in U.C. Berkeley’s production of A Month in the Country. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Theatre before acquiring a graduate degree from the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.
He made his film debut playing Nathoo in the Disney’s 1994 live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. He has since appeared in such films as Picture Perfect (1997), Anywhere But Here (1999) and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007). He also played the male lead in the 1999 independent film ABCD. In 2008, Tahir played the role of the villain Raza in the Marvel Comics-based Iron Man. He played Starfleet Captain Richard Robau in the 2009 film Star Trek. In 2013, Tahir played President Patel in the science-fiction film Elysium.
Tahir has guest starred on many television series, including Alias, The Practice, Family Law, The Agency, NYPD Blue, Lost, 7th Heaven, The West Wing, Walker, Texas Ranger, The D.A., 24, Monk, Justice, Cold Case, Chuck and Warehouse 13. He also co-starred with Robert Beltran and Chase Masterson in the 2005 Sci-Fi Channel original movie Manticore. He also starred in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy as Isaac and appeared on the CW series Supernatural as the Egyptian god Osiris in the seventh season’s episode “Defending Your Life”. He appeared a Ruslan Denisov in The Blacklist Season 2 Episode 11, as Detective Terrence Amos in How To Get Away With Murder Season 1 Episode 10 and as Dr. Alan Kobrine in Backstrom Season 1, Episode 9. He is also played Frank, Cliff Barnes’ right-hand man in the reboot of Dallas. Tahir starred in the ghost horror film Jinn.
He appeared in JAG in the episodes “Ice Queen” and “Meltdown” which served as the two pilot episodes for the series NCIS. Seven years later, Tahir appeared in the spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles.