Apple drama Slow Horses begins London shoot, starring Gary Oldman

The drama is adapted from two of Mick Herron's series of novels about exiled M15 agents 

By Nia Daniels 30 Nov 2020

Apple drama Slow Horses begins London shoot, starring Gary Oldman
Photo via Jack English © Lionsgate 2016

Slow Horses, a hefty new drama for Apple adapted from the books by Mick Herron, begins filming in London this week starring Gary Oldman.  

Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, a brilliant but exiled intelligence officer who ends up in M15's 'dumping ground' department, due to career-ending mistakes. 

See-Saw Films is making the drama, which has been adapted as 12 x 60 episodes by Will Smith; the series is based on Herron's books Slow Horses and Dead Lions. 

Slow Horses was published in 2010, and was the start of a spy series by Herron called Slough House, about M15 agents exiled from the mainstream. Dead Lions was the second in a run of six; it won the Crime  Writers' Association 2013 Gold Dagger award when it was published in 2013. 

See-Saw is also busy in prep on another major Apple TV project - period drama The Essex Serpent, production on which has been slightly delayed following Keira Knightley’s departure from the project.  

Photo via Jack English © Lionsgate 2016.

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