Television series currently airing or recently aired in Iran include "Haft Sang," "Sounds of Rain" and "Zero Degree Turn," as of 2015. Iran also has its own version of "Deal or No Deal" and a martial arts show called "Street Self-Defense Training."Continue Reading
"Haft Sang," meaning "seven stones," features a plot very similar to that of the American television show "Modern Family." It is currently airing as part of Ramadan programming on one of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting stations.
"Sounds of Rain," starring Sam Derakhshani as Nader and Hamidreza Pegah as Taha, is about a man searching for his missing daughter. The daughter has an eating disorder, which the father hopes modern medicine can cure. The series has 40 episodes and first began airing on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting in 2014.
"Zero Degree Turn" is a collaboration between Iranian, Hungarian, French and Lebanese television. The series takes place during the World War I and centers around Habib Parsa, an Iranian student who falls in love with a Jewish woman while studying abroad in France.
The Persian version of "Deal or No Deal" hosted by Sina Valiollah is produced in the United Arab Emirates, but it features mainly Iranian contestants. The Iranian self defense master Adel Shirazy hosts “Street Self Defense Training.”Learn more about Art & Literature