Release of 'Tehran' Season 3, Starring Hugh Laurie, Postponed Due to Israel-Hamas War – Kveller
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Release of ‘Tehran’ Season 3, Starring Hugh Laurie, Postponed Due to Israel-Hamas War

The third season of the acclaimed Apple TV+ show was filmed last summer, and was meant to air earlier this year.


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The third season of the hit KAN and Apple TV+ series “Tehran” has already been filmed and edited, but the exciting Israeli spy show doesn’t have a premiere date, according to recent Israeli reports, because of the war in Gaza. It was reportedly meant to premiere on the streaming service and in Israel a few weeks ago.

Ynet reports that Apple TV+ is refusing to air the show until the war ends, and has put the fourth season, which was already in the writing process, on hiatus due to similarities in current events.

“We are currently considering creative changes for season 4 and therefore are not meeting the production schedules as planned,” the production company of Shula Spiegel and Dana Eden shared with Ynet in November of last year

A recent statement from KAN, the Israeli public broadcaster that co-produces the show, claims that they are in touch with representatives from Apple TV+ to schedule a new premiere date for the season, and that the postponement was agreed upon by both parties.

Season three of “Tehran” was filmed last summer in Athens, wrapping shooting on July 30. Star Niv Sultan shared some photos from the set, writing: “Tehran 3. Wrap! 92 days, 7 months. Been surrounded by all the best.”

“Tehran” was the second TV show to get a SAG-AFTRA waiver, allowing it to film during the strike. Season two of the show featured Glenn Close as an undercover operative, Marjan Montazeri, collaborating with Sultan, who plays Persian-Israeli intelligence maven Tamar Rabinyan, who works for the Mossad. In season three, she will try to get back their trust after going rogue during season two.

The third season features “House,” “Veep” and “Fry and Laurie” star Hugh Laurie, who plays Peterson, a South African nuclear inspector. Sasson Gabbai, Shaun Toub and Shila Ommi are returning to the cast, and Iranian-Swedish actress Bahar Pars and Iranian-Australian “Clickbait” star Phoenix Raei will be joining the show for season three as well.

Since October 7, Sultan has shared a message about her feelings on the attack, filmed a PSA about the sexual violence that occurred on that day and also, in November, shared a video dedicated to Israeli-American hostage Abigail Edan, who was taken into Gaza after Hamas killed her parents, and was released later that month as part of a hostage deal.

In September, the actress also shared a promo for the new “Tehran” season, though it contained absolutely zero spoilers, as two men acting as security guards started threatening her whenever she shared anything too specific about the show.

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