The acclaimed British series Slow Horses has made its much-anticipated comeback on Apple TV+ today, kicking off its third season with a double-episode premiere. The show, which releases new episodes weekly, is adapted from Mick Herron’s novels and centers around a group of discarded MI5 spies under the leadership of the unorthodox Jackson Lamb, portrayed by Gary Oldman.
Combining elements of high-stakes spy action and dark humor, Slow Horses stands out for its unique narrative style. Gary Oldman’s character, Jackson Lamb, is notorious for his sharp, often scathing remarks, which he uses to ‘encourage’ his team of misfit agents.
Season three draws its plot from Herron’s novel Real Tigers, plunging the team into a critical mission as Catherine Standish (played by Saskia Reeves) is abducted. The onus falls on the ‘slow horses’ to save her in time. The ensemble cast, led by Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden, and Kristin Scott Thomas, adds depth and intrigue to the series.
The latest season has garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews, surpassing the already favorable response of its preceding seasons. For fans of the series, there’s more good news: Slow Horses has been greenlit for a fourth season, expected to premiere next year.
Viewers can exclusively stream Slow Horses on Apple TV+.
The service is accessible via the Apple TV app on various devices including Apple products, smart TVs, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, and gaming consoles, and can also be viewed through a web browser at tv.apple.com.