Oscar winner Gary Oldman will star in Apple’s upcoming original ‘Slow Horses,’ a straight-to-series drama based on Mick Herron’s book series of the same name. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 called “Slough House.”
Making his TV series regular debut, Oldman will play Jackson Lamb in Slow Horses, a brilliant leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes.
Script for the espionage drama series will be penned by Will Smith (Veep, The Thick Of It), while Graham Yost will exec produce alongside Smith, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux and Douglas Urbanski:
Apple’s heads of worldwide video Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht and creative director for Europe worldwide video Jay Hunt commissioned the series out of the U.K. Canning and Sherman’s London-based See-Saw Films (A Special Relationship) will be the production company on the series.
Slow Horses is Apple’s latest international series and joins Shantaram, which is currently in production.
Herron’s Slow Horses was first published in 2010 and now features eight titles in the series.