Apple TV+ Orders Series Adaptation Of Spy Thriller ‘Slow Horses’ Starring Gary Oldman
Apple TV+ has landed another huge name, as the streaming service announces a series adaptation of Mick Herron’s CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning ‘Slow Horses‘ British espionage books starring Gary Oldman.
‘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.
This is not the first time Gary Oldman has stepped into the world of espionage, having starred in 2011 Bafta-winning and Oscar-nominated movie ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’. He is also, of course, well known for his roles in movies such as ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘Darkest Hour’, and the ‘Harry Potter’ films, along with the ‘Call Of Duty’ video games and a host of other projects to many to mention here!
The series will be written by Will Smith (not that one, the writer one!) who is best known for his work with Armando Iannucci as co-writer and co-producer on ‘Veep’, along with writing on ‘The Thick Of It’. Graham Yost (‘The Americans’, ‘Sneaky Pete’, ‘The Pacific’) will executive produce along with Smith. Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux and Douglas Urbanski also serve as executive producers.
Mick Herron’s “Slough House” novel series has 8 books and novellas to work from so they will not be short of material to adapt. Herron picked up the Crime Writers’ Association 2013 Gold Dagger award for Dead Lions, the second volume in this series.
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.
No new on exactly when ‘Slow Horses‘ will premiere on Apple TV+, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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