Apple TV+ Israeli spy thriller Tehran has won the award for best drama series at the 49th International Emmy Awards on Tuesday.
The International Emmy Awards recognize non-English-language television programs and programs originally aired outside the United States. The Israeli series was nominated along with the Indian series Aarya, Chilean show El Presidente, and British program There She Goes in the best drama category.
Tehran, produced by the Kan public broadcaster and picked up globally by Apple TV+, follows a Mossad operative who goes undercover on a mission in Iran to disable a nuclear reactor, unexpectedly falling in love with an Iranian man.
“Tehran is not only an espionage series, it’s also about understanding the human behind your enemy,” said executive producer Dana Eden in her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony in New York.
In January, AppleTV+ announced that Tehran was being renewed for a second season.
The International Emmy winners were announced at a live ceremony in New York on Monday. Insecure actress Yvonne Orji hosted the event with presenters including Vanessa Williams, Aidan Quinn, Brian d’Arcy James, Method Man, Piper Perabo, Emeraude Toubia, Wilson Cruz, Felipe Santana, and Angélica.