Apple TV+ secures rights to Israel-Iran Spy Thriller 'Tehran'
Apple's new espionage thriller 'Tehran' chronicles a young agent's adventures as she undertakes her first mission in Iran's capital city.
The eight-part series, distributed by Cineflix Rights, will eventually land on Apple TV+, though it's not currently known when.
The story follows Tamar Rabinyan, a Mossad computer hacker-agent tasked with disabling an Iranian nuclear reactor. When her mission fails, she goes rogue in Tehran — Iran's capital city — and becomes romantically involved with a pro-democracy activist, according to Deadline.
Israeli actress Niv Sultan plays the lead character, Tamar, and the show also stars Shaun Toub ("Iron Man") and Navid Negahban ("Homeland.") It was created and written by Moshe Zonder, who also wrote Netflix's "Fauda."
Apple TV+ subscribers may have a larger collection of shows to watch in the future, with claims Apple is in talks to license existing movies and TV shows, to bulk up its catalog in a similar way to Netflix and Disney+.
Apple TV+ has also recently signed a multi-year overall deal with longtime talent agent Theresa Kang-Lowe, a champion of diversity in entertainment who recently stepped down as partner of Hollywood powerhouse WME to start her own company.
The deal is textbook Apple, as Kang-Lowe, one of the first Asian American agents to reach partner at WME, focuses on discovering and amplifying underrepresented voices.