Israeli spy thriller Tehran was nominated for the prestigious 2021 International Emmy Awards in the best drama series category, The International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences announced on Thursday.
The Israeli drama co-created by “Fauda” writer Moshe Zonder and produced by Israeli public broadcaster Kan was picked up by Apple TV last year. It tells the story of a young Mossad agent, Tamar Rabinyan, who needs to complete a mission in the Iranian capital and escape safely with an Iranian counter-espionage agent hot on her heels. The show stars Israeli actors Niv Sultan, Navid Negahban, Menashe Noy and Shaun Toub. It features dialogue in Persian, Hebrew, and some English.
The 8-episode show aired on Kan 11 and Apple TV+ and immediately received critical acclaim and rave reviews. It was then picked up for a second season. The show’s second season is currently being filmed in Athens, Greece, and is expected to air in 2022. Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close has joined the show.
Meanwhile, Israeli actor Roy Nik was nominated in the best actor category for his role in the Israeli tv series “Normali.” The show, which premiered on the HOT tv network last year, features Nik as the lead character Noam, a 24-year-old columnist struggling to establish himself as a writer.
Programs and performances from a record 24 countries were nominated for the 2021 International Emmy Awards, The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said. There are 44 across 11 categories. Nominees come from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom & the United States.
The Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Monday, November 22.