'Tehran' Preview: An Israeli thriller that examines political tensions through the eyes of an undercover agent
A woman in a dangerous mission. One wrong move, and her life along with others around her, will be over. This is the premise of the political thriller 'Tehran' which will release on AppleTV+ this month. 'Tehran' first aired in Israel on channel Kan 11 on June 22, 2020, and gained a fan base quite quickly. It follows a Mossad agent named Tamar Rabinyan played by Niv Sultan as she goes undercover in Tehran. The series consists of eight parts and Apple TV+ will premiere the first three episodes on Friday, September 25, 2020. New episodes will be released every Friday.
The series tells the tale of undercover Mossad agent Tamar Rabinyan (Niv Sultan) who is on a dangerous mission in Tehran. She is tasked with disabling a nuclear reactor which has serious implications for her as well as the Middle East. She isn't the only one whose life is in danger, the people around her are also in trouble. However, when the mission undergoes a series of complications, she gets connected with her Iranian roots and falls in love with an activist. The official synopsis of the show reads, "A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran. Tehran is the story of Tamar Rabinyan, a Mossad computer hacker-agent undertaking her very first mission in the heart of a hostile and menacing city, which also happens to be the place of her birth."
Sultan is known for her roles as Tom Shachar in 'Eilat' (2018), Libi Gueta in 'The Orpheus Project' (2017), Shir Carmi in 'Kimaat Mefursemet' (2017) and Avigail in 'Flawless' (2018). Her most recent roles include 'La Familia' (2015-2017), 'A Wonderful Country' (2018) and 'She Has It' (2018). In 2019, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Series for Children and Youth for 'Eilat'. The rest of the cast includes Shaun Toub from 'Homeland' as Faraz Kamali, Menashe Noy as Meir Gorev, Shervin Alenabi as Milad, Navid Negahban as Masoud Tabrizi, Liraz Charhi as Yael Kadosh, Reza Diako as Shahin, Dan Mor as Eran, Arash Marandi as Ali and many more.
The series is directed by Daniel Syrkin with co-creators Dana Eden, Maor Kohn, Omri Shenhar, Daniel Syrkin and Moshe Zonder known as writers for 'Fauda'. Alon Aranya, Dana Eden, Peter Emerson, Julien Leroux, Dimitris Michalakis, Shula Spiegel and Zonder serve as executive producers. According to Variety, Apple partnered with Cineflix Rights and Israeli network Kan 11 to co-produce the series.
The first three episodes will drop on Friday, September 25, Apple, following which, an episode will release every Friday.