Media Release: Tehran wins best Drama Series at 2021 International Emmy® Awards

November 24, 2021

Tehran, the critically acclaimed Israeli espionage drama series distributed by Cineflix Rights and streaming on Apple TV+, has cemented its global success by winning the award for Drama Series at this year’s International Emmy® Awards.

Tehran tells the thrilling story of Mossad agent Tamar Rabinyan (Niv Sultan), who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in the city of her birth, placing her and everyone around her in dire jeopardy. The series is one of the highest rated dramas on Israeli network Kan 11 and has been a global hit on Apple TV+, hailed by critics as “gripping”, “heart stopping”, and a “captivating spy thriller”.

Season Two of the Apple Original series is currently in production with multi-Academy Award-nominee (Hillbilly Elegy, The Wife) and Emmy® Award-winner (Damages, Serving in Silence) Glenn Close joining series stars Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub, and Shervin Alenabi.

Tim Mutimer, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “We are thrilled for Tehran’s incredibly talented cast, creative team, and crew for their very well-deserved International Emmy® Award win for Best Drama Series. With our fantastic producer partners now in production on Season Two, we’re excited to be bringing more of Tamar’s story to audiences worldwide.”

Tehran is created by Moshe Zonder, Dana Eden, and Maor Kohn, and directed by Daniel Syrkin. Omri Shenhar serves as writer alongside Zonder. Syrkin and Shenhar are also co-creators. The executive producers are Dana Eden and Shula Spiegel for Donna and Shula Productions, Alon Aranya for Paper Plane Productions, Julien Leroux for Paper Entertainment, Peter Emerson for Cineflix Studios, Moshe Zonder, Omri Shenhar, Daniel Syrkin, and Eldad Koblenz for Kan 11. Tehran is distributed internationally by Cineflix Rights.


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About Cineflix Rights 
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor for broadcasters and streamers worldwide with a catalogue of premium scripted series and movies as well as high quality factual programming from some of the world’s most creative producers.  

Our growing scripted slate includes the International Emmy®-winning Israeli espionage series Tehran for Apple TV+; Irvine Welsh’s Crime, the acclaimed author’s riveting adaptation of his best-selling novel; French thriller Rebecca, an Official Selection at Séries Mania 2021; cozy crime procedural Whitstable Pearl; award-winning Israeli police corruption series Manayek; supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp; multi-award-winning, Berlinale Series 2020 Official Selection Happily Married; and Icelandic political drama The Minister. These sit alongside multiple seasons of the highly rated hit Coroner, International Emmy®-winning Marcella, and the Séries Mania-winning An Ordinary Woman.   

Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London, and is part of the Cineflix Media group of companies