The Israeli TV series “Tehran” won the Best Drama award at the 49th annual International Emmy Awards held in New York on Monday night.
“Tehran” airs internationally on Apple TV+ and stars Niv Sultan as a young Israeli Mossad agent working undercover in Iran to sabotage the country’s nuclear weapons buildup.
The Emmy was accepted by Dana Eden, one of the executive producers. She drew applause for stating that the series is about “understanding the human behind your enemy and we’re doing it every day on our set.”
She said the producers “work with Iranian actors from all over the world, Iranian refugees that just fled the current regime in Iran … and actually we found out that we have a lot in common. So I think it gives a hope for the future … that we can walk together, the Iranians and the Israelis, in Jerusalem and in Tehran, as friends and not as enemies.”
A 2021 International Emmy Award nomination also went to Israeli actor Roy Nik for his performance in “Normal.”
The last time an Israeli show won an International Emmy was in 2018 for the comedy “Nevsu” about an interracial family.