Apple TV+ has bought two additional seasons of the renowned spy drama Slow Horses, starring Oscar-winner Gary Oldman, ahead of its Season 2 launch. Seasons 3 and 4 will be based on the following two novels in Mick Herron‘s Slough House spy series.
When one of Jackson Lamb’s (Oldman) spies is abducted, his discredited spies band together to foil a rogue agent. Season four begins with a bombing that explodes personal secrets, shaking Slough House’s already shaky foundations.
Slow Horses premiered its six-episode inaugural season on Apple TV+ on April 1. The second season, helmed by Jeremy Lovering, will be broadcast later this year throughout the world.
Slow Horses is a darkly comedic espionage film about a dysfunctional team of British intelligence officers who work in MI5’s dumping ground section known as Slough House. Oldman plays Jackson Lamb, the bright but irascible head of the spies who land up at Slough House as a result of their career-ending blunders while blundering about the espionage world’s smoke and mirrors.
Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas, BAFTA Scotland Award winner Jack Lowden, Christopher Chung, Saskia Reeves, Freddie Fox, Kadiff Kirwan, Rosalind Eleazar, Chris Reilly, Sophie Okonedo, Samuel West, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, and Oscar candidate Jonathan Pryce round out the ensemble cast.
See-Saw Films developed the series for Apple TV+, and Will Smith adapted it for television (Veep). Executive producers of the show include Iain Canning, Jane Robertson, Jamie Laurenson, Douglas Urbanski, Hakan Kousetta, Gail Mutrux, Will Smith, Emile Sherman, and Graham Yost. The third season will be directed by Saul Metzstein, while the fourth season’s director has yet to be announced.