With the first season of Apple TV+‘s darkly humorous spy series “Slow Horses” having performed strongly, and a second season set to premiere internationally later this year, the streaming service today announced having greenlit plans for a further two seasons of the series starring Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman.
The drama follows a dysfunctional team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 known un-affectionately as Slough House. Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies, who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes as they frequently find themselves blundering around the smoke and mirrors of the espionage world. The stellar ensemble cast also includes Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas, BAFTA Scotland Award winner Jack Lowden, Saskia Reeves, Rosalind Eleazar, Christopher Chung, Freddie Fox, Chris Reilly, Samuel West, Sophie Okonedo, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Kadiff Kirwan, and Academy Award nominee Jonathan Pryce.
The third and fourth series will be adapted from the next two novels in the CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning Mick Herron spy series “Slough House” which will see Jackson Lamb’s disgraced spies work together to foil a rogue agent when one of their own is kidnapped followed by a bombing that detonates personal secrets, rocking the already unstable foundations of Slough House.
The series is produced for Apple TV+ by See-Saw Films and adapted for television by Will Smith (“Veep”). Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Douglas Urbanski, Gail Mutrux, Will Smith, Jane Robertson and Graham Yost serve as executive producers on the series. Saul Metzstein is set to direct the third season, the director for the fourth season has not yet been announced.
The six episodes of season one are available now on Apple TV+ with season one set to premiere a little later this year.