– Apple TV+’s thriller series “Tehran” granted a SAG-AFTRA waiver
– Show allowed to have a 30-episode-season commitment, breaking the union’s standard episode cap
– Waivers usually only granted for shows addressing “relevant social issues”
Apple TV+’s hit series “Tehran” has been granted a waiver by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), allowing the show to have a 30-episode-season commitment. This is a rare occurrence, as SAG-AFTRA typically sets an episode cap at 22 for one-hour series in order to protect the actors and crew from exhaustion.
“Tehran”, the Israeli espionage thriller, was given this exception by the union due to its focus on Middle Eastern politics, which falls under the category of “relevant social issues”. Waivers like this are usually awarded to shows that address these important topics and actively contribute to the conversation surrounding them.
The series centers on a Mossad agent who is sent on an undercover mission to Iran, putting her past to the test and exposing her true loyalties. It has received positive reviews from critics and viewers alike, making this waiver an important step for the series, allowing it to explore its compelling narrative further. With this exception now officially granted, Apple TV+ will now be able to produce 30 episodes per season of “Tehran” and continue telling its important story.