Apple’s Israeli spy thriller ‘Tehran‘ has been awarded ‘Best Drama‘ at the 49th annual International Emmy Awards, which took place at a live ceremony in New York City on Monday November 22nd.
The show beat out other productions from Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Studios and the BBC to win the award in the category, which was presented by Brian Cox.
The full list of nominees in the ‘Best Drama’ category were as follows:
Best Drama (Series): Aarya, Disney+ Hotstar / Ram Madhvani Films / Endemol Shine India El Presidente, Amazon Studios / Gaumont / Fabula / Kapow Tehran, Donna and Shula Productions / Paper Plane Productions There She Goes – Season 2, Merman Television / BBC / BritBox
‘Tehran’ tells the story of Mossad agent Tamar Rabinyan, who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Tehran that places her and everyone around her in jeopardy. The series stars Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub, Navid Negahban, Shervin Alenabi, Liraz Charhi and Menashe Noy.
Following the show’s debut, Apple announced that it has been renewed for a second season with Glenn Close joining the cast as a series regular. Season 2 will premiere on Apple TV+ sometime in 2022.
Watch the ‘Best Drama’ acceptance speech from the International Emmy Awards below:
James has been a fan of Apple for as long as he can remember. He is a film & TV obsessive and has also written for several publications such as BBC Good Food Magazine. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and can usually be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching Apple TV+ and talking about it with anyone who will listen.