Slow Horses: Jonathan Pryce, Kristin Scott Thomas join Apple TV+ spy thriller
Staff Reporter | On 15, Dec 2020
Jonathan Pryce and Kristin Scott Thomas have joined the cast of Apple TV+ spy thriller Slow Horses.
Adapted from Mick Herron’s CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British espionage books, the series follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House. Six episodes are based on the first novel, Slow Horses, while another six are based on the second novel, Dead Lions. The project was announced last year, with Gary Oldman attached to star as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career ending mistakes.
Now, Oldman reportedly has company, with Pryce (fresh from Netflix’s The Two Popes and The Crown) set to play David Cartwright, River’s grandfather and a retired MI5 agent. Scott Thomas (fresh from Netflix’s Rebecca) will play Diana Taverner, a senior MI5 figure.
They are joined by Jack Lowden (Dunkirk) as River Cartwright, a talented agent who is desperate to claw his way out of Slough House, and Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) as Sid Baker, a sharp agent and River’s officemate.
The series is written by Will Smith (Veep, The Thick Of It), with Graham Yost exec-producing along with Smith.
Production is underway in the UK, but delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Slow Horses: Gary Oldman to star in Apple TV+ spy series
16th November 2019
Apple has given a series order to Slow Horses, a new spy drama starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).
Adapted from Mick Herron’s CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British espionage books, 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.
The series will be written by Will Smith (Veep, The Thick Of It). Graham Yost will executive produce along with Will Smith. Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux and Douglas Urbanski also serve as executive producers. 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.