Israeli show wins Best Drama Emmy
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Israeli show wins Best Drama Emmy

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.

Tehran cast and crew at the International Emmy Awards. 
Photo: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images/AFP
Tehran cast and crew at the International Emmy Awards. Photo: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images/AFP

ISRAELI thriller Tehran has won Best Drama Series at the prestigious 2021 International Emmy Awards.

The TV show, 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 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 series, which first screened 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 Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close has joined the show.

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