The Gary Oldman TV series gets a surprise two-season renewal


The second season of slow horses isn’t slated to premiere before the end of the year, but Apple TV+ is already making it clear that they’re in for the long haul. The streamer has renewed the spy drama starring Gary Oldman for two more seasons, guaranteeing the series will continue through Season 4. The renewal will take the show through the fourth book in Mick Herron’s novel series. on which slow horses is based. The first season of slow horses debuted on Apple TV+ in April.

slow horses is a darkly humorous spy drama that follows a dysfunctional team of British intelligence operatives who serve at an MI5 dump known as 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 as they often find themselves wandering around the smoke and mirrors of the world of spying. Oldman plays Jackson Lamb in the series which also stars Kristen Scott Thomas, Jack Lowden, Saskia Reeves, Rosalind Eleazar, Christopher Chung, Freddie Fox, Chris Reilly, Samuel West, Sophie Okonedo, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Kadiff Kirwan and Jonathan Pryce .

Season 3 of the series will see the disgraced spices of Jackson Lamb work together to outsmart a rogue agent when one of their own is kidnapped while season 4 will open with a bombing that blasts personal secrets, shattering the already unstable foundations of Slough House.

Earlier this year, spoke with Oldman about slow horsesand asked him about the difference between playing a fictional character, like he does in Slow Horses, versus playing a real character, something he’s done several times in his career.

“Well, with a real character, if you take someone like Joe Orton (from 1987’s Prick Up Your Ears), even Oswald, there are family members who are still there. So you with a fictional character , you can take it, you have freedom, you have freedom to take it You could have a fictional character and decide to have, I don’t know, orange hair and do things with him that you have the freedom to do. When you when you’re playing an actual character or someone who lived, I think there’s a certain obligation that you have to the family of the people who are still there. I feel there is a sense of responsibility. I mean when we were doing darkest hourthere was a day where I think 17 or 18 members of the Churchill family came on set and, you know, you want to make them proud.”

He continued: “But I felt like it was, maybe it was a responsibility that I took on and it’s, you know, maybe it really doesn’t matter. . But I do, I think you can go places with a fictional character that you can’t necessarily (do somewhere else).”

The first season of slow horses is now streaming on Apple TV+. Season 2 premieres later this year.

h/t: The Futon Reviewer.

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