Apple TV+ to premiere espionage thriller ‘Tehran’ globally on Friday, September 25th

Apple today revealed that “Tehran,” the new espionage thriller from “Fauda” writer Moshe Zonder, will premiere globally Friday, September 25 on Apple TV+. The eight-episode series will premiere with the first three episodes, followed by new episodes weekly, every Friday.

Niv Sultan stars in “Tehran,” a new series from writer Moshe Zonder.
Niv Sultan stars in “Tehran,” a new series from writer Moshe Zonder.

“Tehran” tells the thrilling story of a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Tehran that places her and everyone around her in dire jeopardy. The series stars young Israeli actress Niv Sultan (“Flawless,” “She Has It,” “Temporarily Dead”), critically acclaimed actor Shaun Toub (“Homeland,” “Crash”), international star Navid Negahban (“Homeland,” “Legion,” “Aladdin”), Shervin Alenabi (“Baghdad in My Shadow”), Liraz Charhi (“A Late Quartet”) and Menashe Noy (“Big Bad Wolves,” “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”).

Apple partnered with Cineflix Rights and Israeli network Kan 11 to co-produce “Tehran.” The series is created by Moshe Zonder, Dana Eden and Maor Kohn, and directed by Daniel Syrkin. Omri Shenhar serves as writer alongside Zonder. The series is executive produced by Moshe Zonder, Dana Eden, Shula Spiegel, Alon Aranya, Julien Leroux, Peter Emerson and Eldad Koblenz; and produced by Donna and Shula Productions in association with Paper Plane Productions, with the participation of Cineflix Rights and Cosmote TV.

“Tehran” joins a slate of premium international series from award-winning storytellers including the upcoming “Ted Lasso” from Jason Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence; “Long Way Up,” starring and executive produced by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman”; “Masters of the Air,” a new limited drama series from Apple Studios and executive produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone; “Slow Horses,” an international espionage thriller starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman; “Shantaram,” based on Gregory David Robert’s best-selling novel and starring Charlie Hunnam; “Pachinko,” a highly anticipated drama series based on The New York Times best-selling acclaimed novel by Min Jin Lee, and written and executive produced by Soo Hugh; and “Suspicion,” a high-paced thriller starring Uma Thurman and based on the award-winning Israeli series “False Flag.”

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.


  1. I watched a number of Fauda episodes…kind of intriguing, but largely predictable. There were regular “not-likely” plot choices that caused, “c’mon’s.”

    As well, the function of phones, cigarettes and cars as props and timing elements, likened it more to a student’s work than professionals.

  2. Well, Apple has to also entice Rightwingers to its gadgets and services.
    By this series, and in tune with the many cop procedurals on TV, Apple contributes to glorifying the National Security Police Spy State apparatus which is deeply ensconced in the world’s top dictatorships like anti-Rojava Turkey, vindictive N. Korea, colonialists like the US, as well as in any other despotic little nation that aspires to emulate them.
    Of course, Iran forms the evil backdrop for the heroic action. But why? People forget that the US brutally overthrew the democratically elected President Mosadech and installed its satrap, Shah Reza Pahlavi, who immediately used vicious and barbaric tactics to stifle democratic forces who protested Reza’s oppressions. Its extreme Islamization by his successor, Kohmeini, is simply a reaction to the US’s serial interference.
    But I wonder how Apple sales and services are going in Iran, although they must be popular on the black market.

  3. That’s like the worst writeup I’ve read here in a long time. Not even a good ad, as much as it strives to be… Sure doesn’t make me want to watch, or buy a device or service to watch it. What gives?

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