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Series explores the Iran hostage crisis of 1979 and the tumultuous history of U.S./Iran relations. 

On November 4, 1979, Iranian student activists stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking over 60 Americans hostage. What was planned as a 48-hour sit-in to protest American imperialism, ballooned into an international crisis and 24/7 media event that would last 444 days. With never-before-seen archival footage and revelatory new interviews with the American hostages and Iranian hostage-takers alike, the series is a gripping chronicle of one of the most dramatic international deadlocks in American history, a deep dive into the geo-political history that led to the crisis, and an exploration of the political fallout that reverberates today.

Show Info

Network: United States HBO (2022 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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Previous Episode

Part Four: "The Transaction"

Episode 1x04; Sep 29, 2022

The series finale finds both Iran and America in an exhausting, entrenched stalemate one year into the siege. As the Carter administration works furiously to secure a deal, the presidential election of 1980 approaches. Ultimately, the hostages are re

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: Part Four: "The Transaction"Sep 29, 2022
1x03: Part Three: "The Sand Storm"Sep 29, 2022
1x02: Part Two: "Den of Spies"Sep 28, 2022
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Also known as:
  • Túszok (Hungary Hungary)
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