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Israeli thriller ‘Tehran’ nominated for International Emmy Award

This image released by Apple TV+ shows Niv Sultan as Tamar Rabinyan in a scene from "Tehran." (Apple TV+ via AP)


Two Israeli productions were nominated on Thursday for the prestigious 2021 International Emmy Awards.

“Tehran,” the Israeli thriller produced by the Kan public broadcaster and picked up globally by Apple TV+, was nominated for best drama series. The show, which first aired in Israel last June and premiered on Apple TV last September, tells the story of a young Mossad agent deep undercover in Tehran, on a mission to help pave the way for an IDF airstrike on an Iranian nuclear reactor.

The show, which gained critical acclaim both inside and outside Israel, stars Niv Sultan as Tamar, the young Mossad agent, alongside Navid Negahban, Menashe Noy and Shaun Toub. It was written and created by Moshe Zonder, Dana Eden and Maor Kohn.

“Tehran” was nominated for an International Emmy alongside the Indian series “Aarya,” the Chilean show “El Presidente” and the British program “There She Goes” in the best drama category.