Slow Horses: Apple TV+ Previews Gary Oldman Darkly Comic Spy Series

Apple TV+ unveiled the trailer for Slow Horses, the keenly anticipated espionage series starring Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman, launching globally on Friday, April 1st. Adapted from CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning Mick Herron's first novel in the "Slow Horses" series, the six-episode drama will premiere globally on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes, followed by one episode weekly, every Friday.

Slow Horses: Darkly Comic Gary Oldman Spy Series Coming April 1st
"Slow Horses" image: Apple TV+

The first series is named after and adapted from "Slow Horses" the first novel in the series, introducing us to the screwups and weirdos of Slough House under the grump leadership of Jackson Lamb. The trailer looks reasonably faithful to the novel, and Oldman is suitably irascible and slovenly, smelly, and disgusting-looking. Lamb is the know-it-all, seen-it-all spymaster running his own little fiefdom of spooks from the exile of Slough House, watching out for the screwups and corruption of the "proper" arm of the service as headed by the self-serving Diana Tavener, played by Kristin Scott Thomas. The show looks like a properly cynical spy romp that's messier and snarkier than James Bond.

Slow Horses is a darkly humorous espionage drama that 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 ensemble cast includes Academy Award-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas, BAFTA Scotland Award-winner Jack LowdenOlivia Cooke, Saskia Reeves, Dustin Demri-Burns, Rosalind Eleazar, Christopher Chung, Paul Higgins, Freddie Fox, Chris Reilly, Steve Waddington, Paul Hilton, Antonio Aakeel, Peter Judd, and a special guest appearance by Academy Award-nominee Jonathan Pryce. 

The series is produced for the streaming service by See-Saw Films and adapted for television by Will Smith (Veep). Graham Yost executive produces alongside Smith. Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux, and Douglas Urbanski also serve as executive producers on the series. James Hawes directs all six episodes and executive produces. Slow Horses debuts on Apple TV+ on April 1st.

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Adi TantimedhAbout Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh is a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist. He wrote radio plays for the BBC Radio, “JLA: Age of Wonder” for DC Comics, “Blackshirt” for Moonstone Books, and “La Muse” for Big Head Press. Most recently, he wrote “Her Nightly Embrace”, “Her Beautiful Monster” and “Her Fugitive Heart”, a trilogy of novels featuring a British-Indian private eye published by Atria Books, a division Simon & Schuster.
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