While past Israeli spy shows are manly, Tehran has a female lead, Niv Sultan as Tamar Rabinyan, who is "vulnerable, soft, and her femininity informs every action she takes in Iran," says Debra Kamin. She adds that "Israeli military dramas are typically constrained by shoestring budgets compared with those of American productions and defined by a gritty realism... Tehran, on the other hand, is slick, wildly entertaining and packed with fantastical plot twists. Tamar becomes embroiled in a love affair with a student activist. She reconnects with her long-lost Iranian family. There are double agents, extortion and multiple international kidnappings. All in only eight episodes."
TOPICS: Tehran, Apple TV+, Niv Sultan