First Two Episodes of Apple TV+ Thriller ‘Slow Horses’ Now Available to Stream in Canada

The first two episodes of ‘Slow Horses,’ the new thriller starring Gary Oldman, is now available to stream on Apple TV+ in Canada.

Slow Horses is a spy thriller adapted from Mike Herron’s novel of the same name. The premise revolves around a British MI5 agent River Cartwright (Jack Lowden,) who makes a public embarrassment of himself during a training mission. Cartwright is exiled to Slough House, an administrative department for rejected agents. His boss, Jackson Lamb (Oldman,)expects Cartwright and other employees will quit as their day-to-day is filled with mundane tasks. However, the Slough House unexpectedly becomes entangled in a dangerous plot.

On top of Oldman and Lowden, the series stars Kristen Scott Thomas, Jonathan Pryce, Olivia Cooke, Antonio Aakeel, Sam Hazeldine, and Rosalind Eleazar. Slow Horses is directed by James Hawes, who’s worked on ‘Black Mirror,’ Raised by Wolves,’ and ‘Snow Piercer. The first season has been penned by standup comedian and writer Will Smith.

The series was first picked up by Apple in 2019. The cast was finally set in stone by December 2020, when it had faced a number of delays due to COVID-19. The inaugural season of Slow Horses will contain six episodes and conclude on May 6, 2022. A second season has already been greenlit and is in development. It too will contain six episodes and will round out the story while adapting Herron’s sequel novel, ‘Dead Lions.’

Apple TV+ is available in Canada for $5.99/month.