Iranian television series ‘Infiltration’ continues filming after a six month hiatus.
Produced by Mohsen Ali-Akbari, the crew began filming on a train in Tehran’s railway station two days ago.
According to the producer, there are not many actors who will star in the railway scenes and one of the main characters, actress Yalda Afsharinia who plays the role of Mahnaz, will be starring in the main role in these scenes.
Ali-Akbari, who has the production of the ‘Saint Mary’ series in his resume, said that he expects ‘Infiltration’ to take about four months to complete.
On the filming locations, the producer stated that in addition to the current locations in the capital city of Tehran, there are a total of 12 other settings which the series will be filmed in, including locations in northern Iran along with various villages and mountainous regions.
Directed by Javad Shamaqdari, ‘Infiltration’ is a depiction of the US government’s meddling in Iranian affairs while questioning capitalist ideals.
Based on actual events, the first season was set before the Revolution up until the capture of the US embassy, known as the “Den of Espionage” in Iran, by Iranian students.
Following the highly successful first season, the second season will be made up of 10 episodes and will focus on the time period between the takeover of the US embassy, up until the end of the imposed US-backed Iraq war against Iran.
Notable among the cast are Aliram Nouraei as “Baktash”, Hamid Goudarzi as “Nafisi”, Rahim Norouzi as “Sorkhou”, Yalda Afsharinia as “Mahnaz”, Amin Eskandarian as “Mehdi”, Kimia Akrami as “Mahboubeh”, Ahmad Najafi as “Parviz”, Saleh Mirza-Aqaei as “Colonel Sharifzadeh”, Shohreh Lorestani as “Mahboubeh’s Mother”, and Zahra Saeedi as “Mehdi’s Grandmother”.