Slow Horses created more buzz than most of the shows to premiere on Apple TV+ in the past two years, and it’s coming back for another ride. Gary Oldman and the gang will return for the fifth season of the acclaimed spy series after the streamer confirmed its renewal.
Described by Apple TV+ as a “darkly funny espionage drama [that] follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career-ending mistakes”, Slow Horses draws inspiration from Mick Herron’s Slough House novels.
The fifth season will be based on his book Spook Street, and it will see Slow Horses get extremely suspicious when resident tech nerd Roddy Ho finds a glamorous new girlfriend, while a series of increasingly bizarre events is occurring across the city.
Gary Oldman leads Slow Horses in the role of their irascible leader Jackson Lamb, while the supporting cast includes the likes of Kristin Scott Thomas, Jack Lowden, Saskia Reeves, Rosalind Eleazar, Christopher Chung, Samuel West, Sophie Okonedo, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Kadiff Kirwan, and Jonathan Pryce.
The Season 5 renewal of Slow Horses comes shortly after Season 3 concluded, and only 18 months since this show initially premiered on Apple TV+. Its fourth season is expected to return later this year, continuing the show’s rapid progression.