'Tehran' Executive Producer Signs First-Look Deal at Apple (Exclusive)

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One of the executive producer of Apple's thriller Tehran is putting down roots at the tech giant.

Alon Aranya and his Paper Plane Productions have signed a multi-year, first-look deal with Apple. Under the pact, he'll develop and produce scripted series for the company's TV+ streaming platform.

Tehran, which premiered Sept. 25 on Apple TV+, is an espionage thriller from writer Moshe Zonder (Fauda). It follows a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Tehran that places her and everyone around her in dire jeopardy.

Aranya executive produces the show with co-creator Dana Eden, Shula Spiegel, Julien Leroux, Peter Emerson and Eldad Koblenz. Zonder, Eden and Maor Kohn created the show. Zonder and Omri Shenhar writ, and Daniel Syrkin directs.

Aranya has set up a host of shows at studios and networks in the United States, most of them based on international formats. He was an executive producer of ABC's Betrayal and Red Widow in the early 2010s and developed CBS' Hostages, and he exec produces Showtime's upcoming limited series Your Honor. Aranya and Paper Plane Productions are repped by CAA and 42West.

Paper Plane and Aranya join a roster of creatives with deals at Apple that includes Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The Morning Show's Kerry Ehrin, Zonder, Jason Katims, Lee Eisenberg (Little America), Monica Beletsky, Sharon Horgan, Alena Smith (Dickinson) and Simon Kinberg.