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Slow Horses: Upcoming Spy Thriller Series Starring Gary Oldman will Release on Apple TV Plus on April 1

English film actor Gary Oldman’s upcoming Apple TV Plus series Slow Horses will debut on April 1 later this year.


According to a report by Variety, the show will be a six-part series starring Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb, an MI5 (British ecret Service) boss, who is sent to Slough House – a dumping ground for disgraced spies who have made devastating mistakes. The spies are now forced to spend the rest of their careers there in order to not cause any trouble.

Slow Horses is based on author Mike Herron’s novel of the same name and has been adapted from the first installment in the eight-part book series.

The series will follow Oldman’s character expecting close to nothing from his team of misfits until they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous plot.

Actor Jack Lowden has been roped in to portray a young agent who finds himself working in Slough House after botching a mission. The cast also includes actors Kristin Scott Thomas, Jonathan Pryce, Olivia Cooke, Chris Chung, Rosalind Eleazar, and Freddie Fox.

Slow Horses has been adapted for the screen by writer Will Smith who has penned episodes for hit TV shows like Veep and Avenue 5. James Hawes has directed all six episodes of the upcoming series. He previously directed episodes for Black Mirror, Snowpiercer, Penny Dreadful, and Raised by Wolves.


The upcoming show has been produced by See-Saw Films for Apple TV. Will Smith and Graham Yost have served as its executive producers alongside director James Hawes.

The first two episodes of Slow Horses will premiere on April 1 following which they will be released on a weekly basis.

Apart from Slow Horses, Apple TV Plus’ next big release is the anthology series Roar starring Australian actor Nicole Kidman. Adapted from author Cecilia Ahern’s book of short stories of the same name, the show will have its worldwide premiere on April 15.