Season 2 of Apple TV+'s excellent Tehran series could be on the way

Season 2 of Apple TV+’s excellent Tehran series could be on the way


Tehran is a spy thriller starring Israeli actress Niv Sultan.
The spy thriller stars Israeli actress Niv Sultan (left) and Shervin Alenabi.
Photo: Apple TV+

Season two of Tehran, the excellent spy drama whose first season just wrapped up on Apple TV+, is underway — although Apple has yet to give it the official go-ahead.

“I can say that we are working on the second season,” said Julien Leroux, CEO and founder of production company Paper Entertainment. “It’s not been officially greenlit, but we are working on it, so hopefully we’ll have some good news by the end of the year.”

The series is something of an unusual commodity for Apple TV+. It was the first non-English language show to land on Apple’s streaming service. (Although not the last.)

More notably, it’s not an Apple Original in the way that the overwhelming majority of Apple TV+ shows are. Instead, the series debuted on television in Israel, and was then acquired by Apple for the international market. That means Apple didn’t have a hand in commissioning the original show — although it has now inked a deal with creator Moshe Zander.

Tehran tells the story of a Mossad agent who goes undercover in Tehran, ultimately winding up in massive danger. (Read Cult of Mac‘s review: “Exciting spy series Tehran takes Apple TV+ in dramatic new direction.”)

It’s among the best shows Apple has yet to stream on Apple TV+. For other picks, check out our roundup: “One year on: The very best of Apple TV+.”

Leroux said he didn’t have access to metrics concerning how Tehran performed for Apple. However, he noted that the show received strong feedback from India, Japan and Singapore.

Have you been watching Tehran? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. If you’ve not checked it out previously, every episode of season one is now available to watch on Apple TV+.

Source: Variety