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.