The Apple TV+ spy drama slow horses was renewed for seasons 3 and 4 on Wednesday. slow horses stars Gary Oldman and is based on the Jackson Lamb novels by Mick Herron. The series also stars Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas.
slow horses stars Oldman as Jackson Lamb, who runs Slough House, an administrative purgatory for MI5 rejects nicknamed “Slow Horses”. Lowden (Mary Queen of Scots) plays River Cartwright, an up-and-coming MI5 agent who is sent to Slough House after making an embarrassing mistake during a training mission. Thomas (The English Patient, Fleabag) stars as Diana Tavener, Deputy Director General of MI5. Olivia Cooke, Saskia Reeves, Jonathan Pryce and Sophie Okonedo also star.
The first season of slow horses aired six episodes and debuted on April 1. The show’s second season will debut later this year and was directed by Jeremy Lovering. Saul Metzstein has been hired to direct Season 3. A director for Season 4 has not been named. Herron’s novels have been adapted by Will Smith (Veep) and the series is produced by See-Saw Films. Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Douglas Urbanski, Gail Mutrux, Smith, Jane Robertson and Graham Yost serve as executive producers.
Season 3 begins with Jackson Lamb’s team working together to stop a rogue agent after a member of their group is kidnapped. In Season 4, a bombing leads to the leak of personal secrets.
Oldman won an Oscar in 2018 for playing Winston Churchill in darkest hour, which also starred Thomas as Clementine, Churchill’s wife. Oldman’s other Oscar nominations came for Tinker Tailor Spy Soldier and man. Slow Horses is his first regular TV series project since the early 1980s, although he earned an Emmy nomination for his appearance in the Friends episode “The One With Monica and Chandler’s Wedding.”
In an interview with Deadline, Oldman said he was excited about the prospect of playing Jackson for many years to come, as there are still plenty of Herron novels to adapt. “It’s to all the big people upstairs and the audience and obviously the audience and what Apple says what they say. But, yeah, I could see myself playing Jackson for how many years, yeah “, did he declare. “Absolutely. I mean, for those who love the books and were Mick Herron devotees so to speak, he’s already an iconic character. So if it were to come out with a bang, I mean, retirement is at the horizon. Yeah. I can see it.