Apple has given a series order to Slow Horses, a new, international drama series starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and adapted from Mick Herron’s CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British espionage books (buy at Amazon).
Slow Horses follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House. Oldman will star as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career ending mistakes.
The series will be written by Will Smith (Veep, The Thick of It). Graham Yost will executive produce along with Will Smith. Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux and Douglas Urbanski also serve as executive producers.
The series is commissioned for Apple out of the UK by Apple’s Heads of Worldwide Video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, and Creative Director for Europe Worldwide Video, Jay Hunt. See-Saw films will serve as the production company.
Apple TV+ launched November 1st in over 100 countries and regions. The service offers original shows, movies and documentaries, including The Morning Show, Dickinson, See, For All Mankind and The Elephant Queen.