The first trailer for upcoming Apple TV+ series Tehran delivers a healthy jolt of Homeland-style tension. The Israeli spy thriller, which centers on a female Mossad agent working undercover inside Iran, looks filled with dangerous scrapes, technical spycraft and some serious double-crosses.
Watch the trailer, which Apple released Tuesday, for yourself and see how it compares to Showtime hit Homeland:
Tehran stars Niv Sultan as Mossad agent Tamar Rabinyan. A female Jewish hacker born in Iran and raised in Israel, she returns to her homeland on a secret mission. Her goal? Take down Iranian air defenses so Israel can bomb a nuke plant.
Like Homeland’s Carrie Mathison (played by the outstanding Claire Danes), Tamar is a spy with a lethal mix of smarts and skills. And also like Carrie Mathison, she’ll be tangling with actor Shaun Toub, who heads Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in Tehran and also played a key role in Homeland.
Toub won’t be the only familiar face for Homeland fans, either. Actor Navid Negahban, who played al-Qaeda leader Abu Nazir in Showtime’s Emmy-winning spy series, also stars in Tehran.
The show comes to Apple TV+ on September 25. It’s rated TV-MA and packs plenty of subtitles.