Tehran (TV series)

Israeli espionage thriller television series

Tehran (Hebrew: טהרן‎) is an Israeli spy thriller television series created by Moshe Zonder for the Israeli public channel Kan 11. Written by Zonder and Omri Shenhar and directed by Daniel Syrkin, the series premiered in Israel on June 22, 2020 and September 25 internationally on Apple TV+.

Featuring dialogue in Hebrew, Persian and English, the series follows a Mossad agent on her first mission in Iran’s capital, which also happens to be the place of her birth.

On January 26, 2021, it was announced that the series had been renewed by Apple TV+ for a second season.

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Plot

Protagonist Tamar Rabinyan, a young Jewish woman born in Iran but raised in Israel, is a Mossad agent and computer hacker on an undercover mission in the Iranian capital to disable a nuclear reactor. Her objective is neutralizing Iranian air defenses so that Israeli warplanes can bomb a nuclear plant and prevent Iran from obtaining an atomic bomb. When she arrives in Iran she switches identities with Zhila Gorbanifar, a Muslim employee of the local electric company. In Zhila's place she enters the electric company station and connects to the computer network. Then she tries to cut electric power to the Iranian radar system, in order to facilitate an ongoing Israeli Air Force attack. Her mission fails because her boss, who thinks she is Zhila, tries to rape her and is killed in a fight that ensues. After escaping, Tamar has to go into hiding. Being born in Iran and having moved to Israel when she was six, Tamar now discovers her local roots, goes to see her aunt, and befriends Iranian pro-democracy activists. Meanwhile, she is hunted by Faraz Kamali, head of investigations of the Revolutionary Guards.

Cast

  • Niv Sultan as Tamar Rabinyan
  • Shaun Toub as Faraz Kamali
  • Menashe Noy as Meir Gorev
  • Shervin Alenabi as Milad
  • Navid Negahban as Masoud Tabrizi
  • Liraz Charhi as Yael Kadosh
  • Qais Khan as Mohammed Balochi
  • Reza Diako as Shahin
  • Dan Mor as Eran
  • Arash Marandi as Ali
  • Shila Ommi as Naahid
  • Danny Sher as Mike
  • Moe Bar-El as Karim
  • Ash Goldeh as Hassan
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