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Glenn Close joins second series of Israeli Apple TV+ thriller Tehran

Hit Israeli drama co-created by Fauda writer Moshe Zonder, alongside Dana Eden and Maor Kohn

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Glenn Close has joined the cast of the second series of Apple TV+ thriller Tehran
Glenn Close has joined the cast of the second series of Apple TV+ thriller Tehran

Hollywood veteran Glenn Close is set to join the second series of Apple TV+ hit Israeli thriller Tehran, Variety reports.

Close – who has been nominated for eight Oscars over four decades – will have a recurring role on the show as Marjan Montazeri, a British woman living in the Iranian capital.

Co-created by Fauda writer Moshe Zonder, alongside Dana Eden and Maor Kohn, the first series revolved around the story of Tamar Rabinyan (played by Niv Sultan), a gifted young hacker for Israel’s intelligence unit.

After being drafted to join Mossad, she is sent on a perilous mission to Iran, where she is ordered to hack into a nuclear reactor.

But when her mission fails, Rabinyan finds herself stuck in the land of her childhood, where she rediscovers her roots.

The series also stars Shaun Toub as Faraz, the head of internal investigations with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and Shervin Alenabi as Milad, a young Israeli dissident and hacker who gets caught up in Tamar’s web of deception.

Filming is slated to commence in coming weeks, with the series airing next year.

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