Drama about deposed Iranian monarchy in development

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A drama about the deposed Iranian monarchy is in development at Random Access Media.

According to an exclusive report by Variety, the show is inspired by Netflix’s successful drama “The Crown.”

The programme, “The Last Shah,” will span four decades beginning with Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ascending to the throne through the Iranian Revolution that overthrew the monarchy and the Iranian Hostage Crisis.

It will focus on the Shah and his last wife Farah Pahlavi and will be told from the Empress’s point of view.

The logline of the show states: “A heroic and ultimately tragic story of a wife, mother and queen trying to save her husband, the Shah of Iran, her family, her dynasty, and her homeland. … it’s an epic struggle for the survival of Iran’s monarchy at the crossroads of the modern world.”

It added that it would discuss the palace intrigue, and religious upheaval set against a brewing revolution “that will change the course of history.”

Random Access Media is the production company of writer Morrie Rosmarin, who wants people to know Iran was once one of the most Westernised countries in the Middle East.

About the drama, Rosmarin said: “Many people today (especially younger ones) are not aware that prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, during the reign of the Shah, Iran was one of the most Westernised countries in the Middle East.

“In contrast to the belligerent policies of the current religious theocracy of the Islamic Republic, Iran under the Shah was the strongest ally in the region of both the United States and Israel.”

The Iranian monarchy was abolished in 1979 and replaced with the Islamic Republic of Iran under the authoritarian regime of the Ayatollah.

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