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Israeli thriller ‘Tehran’ wins best drama at International Emmy Awards

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: Tehran cast and crew ose during the 49th International Emmy Awards on November 22, 2021 in New York City.   Arturo Holmes/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Arturo Holmes / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)
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Show, streaming on Apple TV+, beats out Indian, Chilean and British competitors for Israel’s third-ever win

“Tehran” won Best Drama Series on Monday at the prestigious 2021 International Emmy Awards.

The Israeli thriller, produced by the Kan public broadcaster and picked up globally by Apple TV+, beat out Indian series “Aarya,” the Chilean show “El Presidente” and the British program “There She Goes” in the best drama category.

“‘Tehran’ is not only an espionage series, it’s also about understanding the human behind your enemy,” said executive producer Dana Eden in her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony in New York.

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“Tehran” won Best Drama Series on Monday at the prestigious 2021 International Emmy Awards.

The Israeli thriller, produced by the Kan public broadcaster and picked up globally by Apple TV+, beat out Indian series “Aarya,” the Chilean show “El Presidente” and the British program “There She Goes” in the best drama category.

“‘Tehran’ is not only an espionage series, it’s also about understanding the human behind your enemy,” said executive producer Dana Eden in her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony in New York.

She noted that the cast and crew of the show includes Israelis and Iranians and “we found out that we have a lot in common. I think it gives a hope for the future, and I hope that we can walk together — the Iranians and the Israelis — in Jerusalem, and in Tehran, as friends and not as enemies.”

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 second season of the series is currently being filmed in Athens, where the Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close has joined the show.