Academy Award winner Gary Oldman will star in an Apple TV+ dramatic series called “Slow Horses,” based on the long-running “Slough House” book series.
The new show will be focused on British spies working for MI5 – but not the level you’d expect from the spy movies of Her Majesty’s Secret Service that you’ve likely seen. Instead, the focus will be on the second-stringers, culled out of mainstream operations, and work in a lower-echelon of the spy agency reserved for spies that are under-performer or that have made critical mistakes.
Oldman previously starred as a spy in 2011’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” remake, garnering an Academy Award nomination for his performance. Oldman recent won an Academy Award for as Winston Churchill in 2018’s “Darkest Hour.”
The show will be produced by See-Saw Films which is a multi-national production company that produces television and motion pictures, and has released a number of award-winning films, “The King’s Speech”, and six-time Academy Award nominated “Lion.”
The “Slough House” book series is currently made up of six novels and an assortment of novellas, all written by author Mick Herron. The second volume in this series, “Dead Lions,” earned Herron the Crime Writers’ Association 2013 Gold Dagger award.
No release date for the series has been announced.