Apple TV+ have secured the international rights to Israel-Iran espionage thriller 'Tehran' according to a report published today by Deadline.

The eight part limited series comes from writer Moshe Zonder (Netflix's 'Fauda') in which a Mossad computer-hacking agent is hunted in her hometown of Tehran. Finding refuge amongst a group of regime-opposing secular Iranians, she becomes romantically involved with a pro-democracy activist.

The deal between Apple and Cineflix Rights follows in the footsteps of other successful Iranian imports 'False Flag' on Hulu, 'Srugim' on Amazon and 'Shtisel' on Netflix.

Shot mostly in Hebrew and Farsi, 'Tehran' is likely to be the first fully subtitled series available on Apple's streaming service. The Thriller - to be re-cut with Apple co-producing - began airing earlier this year through Iranian broadcaster Kan 11 and stars 'Homeland' alum Shaun Toub and Navid Negahban alongside rising talent Niv Sultan.

Apple TV+ continues to beat-out competition from Netflix and Amazon for content. 'Tehran' follows a successful month for the streaming service with the capture of Tom Hanks WWII epic 'Greyhound' and upcoming projects from Brian Lazarte, James Lee Hernández and Martin Scorsese.

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