APPLE TV+ IMPORTS “Tehran,” an espionage thriller from Israel. Niv Sultan stars as Tamar Rabinyan, a fetching Mossad agent sent to Iran on an undercover mission. Not to give too much away, but complications ensue from the get-go.

After using a headscarf to switch places with a defecting Iranian scientist, Tamar is almost recognized, tipping off Iranian authorities to a suspicious character in their midst.

“Tehran” does a good job of building tension and creating an all-encompassing sense of dread. It suffers a bit from “peak TV” and the ability to stretch things out over many episodes. In this case, eight. There are entirely too many scenes of Tamar sauntering through the streets, her eyes obscured by scarves or stylish sunglasses. One gets the sense of a fashion show in a modest culture. And of playing for time.

An Israeli show produced in Greece, with Athens passing for Tehran, the series is not without its propagandistic elements. Innocent and quite clueless Israeli tourists are brutally interrogated by an Iranian agent, and Tamar witnesses a public hanging after leaving the airport. On the other hand, her mission is linked to a bombing raid on an Iranian facility — an undeclared act of war between nations. Tamar’s Iranian background also allows her to mingle with residents and put a human face on an official “enemy.”

Apple+ will stream three episodes of “Tehran” today and one each week thereafter.

• John Cusack and Rainn Wilson star in the curious head-scratcher “Utopia,” now streaming on Amazon. As it begins, a group of obsessive fans begins to froth at the mouth at the prospect that a new installment of their favorite comic book has been found. To some, the graphic novel has accurately predicted a series of worldwide pandemics. Will the arrival of a new installment bring cures, or an even more dreadful disease?

It’s hard to tell if this is a tale of pandemics perfectly suited to COVID quarantine viewing or a biting parody of ComicCon culture. Or a little bit of both.

• Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris appears in the new docuseries “A Wilderness of Error” (8 p.m., FX, TV-MA), the latest investigation into the case of Army doctor Jeffrey MacDonald, accused of murdering his wife and two daughters in 1970. An investigation at the time found blood evidence linking him to the deed and rejected his contention that his family was attacked by copycat “hippies” obsessed with the recent Manson murder of Sharon Tate and others.

The MacDonald case inspired the true-crime account “Fatal Vision” by Joe McGuinness, which was adapted into a 1984 NBC miniseries with Gary Cole portraying MacDonald, and Karl Malden and Eva Marie Saint (both from “On the Waterfront”) as his in-laws.

Three of the five episodes air consecutively tonight and the final two next Friday. “Wilderness” streams on Hulu on Saturday.

• Josh Gad (“Frozen”) narrates “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” streaming on Disney+, focusing on the critters found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and The Seas With Nemo & Friends at EPCOT.

Other highlights

• Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final (8 p.m., NBC).

• “WWE Friday Night SmackDown” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-PG).

• Fans in search of ensemble casts of young emerging 1980s actors can choose from “The Goonies” (8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., AMC, TV-PG) and “Young Guns” (8 p.m., Starz Encore).

• Melanie McGuire, a New Jersey woman convicted of murder in 2007, maintains her innocence on “20/20” (9 p.m., ABC).

• “Great Performances” (9 p.m., PBS, TV-G, check local listings) puts the accent on the music of Franz Schubert.

• Family dinner on “Blue Bloods” (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).

Cult choice

A mission to Venus discovers a planet ruled by Amazons in the 1958 space fantasy “Queen of Outer Space” (1:15 p.m., TCM, TV-PG), starring Zsa Zsa Gabor. Female space invaders shrink Earth’s leaders in the 1967 Italian space spoof “The Wild, Wild Planet” (2:45 p.m., TCM, TV-14).

Series notes

Cedric the Entertainer hosts “The Greatest #AtHome Videos” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) ... “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (8 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG) ... Dean Cain hosts “Masters of Illusion” (8 p.m. CW, TV-PG), followed by a repeat episode (8:30 p.m.).

“Love Island” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) ... “World’s Funniest Animals” (9 p.m., CW, TV-PG).

Late night

Jimmy Fallon welcomes Sting, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Gashi on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC) ... Michael Cohen and Sheryl Crow visit “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (12:35 a.m., NBC, r).