Apple TV+ today revealed the premiere date and a first look at the upcoming espionage series Slow Horses, starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman. The series will make its worldwide debut on Friday, April 1.
The six-episode drama, adapted from CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning Mick Herron’s first novel in the Slow Horses series (check prices at Amazon), will premiere globally on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.
Slow Horses follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – 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.
Joining Oldman is a decorated ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes), BAFTA Scotland Award-winner Jack Lowden (Dunkirk), and Olivia Cooke (Sound of Metal).
The series is produced for Apple 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.
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After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, premiered more original hits, and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.