Apple is going all out with its Apple TV+ streaming service. The company partners with big-name content providers like with HBO, but it also produces its own high-quality content to attract viewers. The latest rumored addition to its lineup is Tehran, an espionage thriller from Israeli broadcaster Kan that Apple will help to co-produce.
The Israeli-Iranian thriller focuses on Tamar Rabinyan, played by actress Niv Sultan. Rabinyan is a computer hacker and undercover agent for Israel intelligence organization Massad. In the eight-part series, Rabinyan returns to her birthplace in Tehran, Iran’s capital city, on a mission to disable an Iranian nuclear reactor.
Rabinyan’s mission fails and she goes rogue. She is forced to go into hiding with Iranian activists who oppose the existing regime.
During her time in the underground, she becomes immersed in her Iranian heritage and falls in love with an Iranian activist who is played by Homeland actor Navid Negahban.
While she continues to pursue her mission, she must hide from her nemesis, Iranian security officer Faraz Mehmet, who is played by Iron Man actor Shaun Toub.
According to Deadline and Variety, Apple will co-produce this series along with a host of other production companies, including Donna Productions Shula Spiegel Productions and Paper Plane Productions.
It is not known when the series will debut on AppleTV+, but it likely will be soon.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, filming on all current television shows has come to a screeching halt. As a result, Apple and other content producers are struggling to fill existing time slots with new and exciting material. The Apple-branded service is still showing new and original content recorded before the coronavirus hiatus. The company also is signing licensing deals to show existing shows like Fraggle Rock as a way to expand its catalog of shows.
Apple TV+ is a paid subscription that costs $4.99 a month. Customers, though, can get a one-year free subscription with the purchase of select Apple devices.