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Slow Horses gets renewed for a fifth season

Apple TV+ today announced a fifth season for the broadly acclaimed, darkly comedic spy drama Slow Horses, following its season three finale. The five-time BAFTA Award-nominated series stars Academy Award winner Gary Oldman, who was recently honored with a Golden Globe nomination for his outstanding performance as the irascible Jackson Lamb. The “Slow Horses” third season finale debuted on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 on Apple TV+.

Season five is to be adapted from the next novel in the CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning Mick HerronSlough House” book series.

Since its premiere in 2022, “Slow Horses” has been celebrated as “undoubtedly the best spy series on television”; a “forceful, funny, and conspiratorial” series featuring “excellent writing and performances” that is just “so damn good.” All three seasons of “Slow Horses” hold a Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, as the series continues to receive global accolades from critics and fans alike.

In season five of “Slow Horses,” everyone is suspicious when resident tech nerd Roddy Ho has a glamorous new girlfriend, but when a series of increasingly bizarre events occur across the city, it falls to the Slow Horses to work out how everything is connected. After all, Jackson Lamb knows that in the world of espionage, ‘London Rules’ should always apply.

“Slow Horses” is a darkly humorous espionage drama that follows a dysfunctional team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 known un-affectionately as Slough House. Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but cantankerous leader of the spies, who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes as they frequently find themselves blundering around the smoke and mirrors of the espionage world. The ensemble cast includes Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas, BAFTA Scotland Award winner Jack Lowden, Saskia Reeves, Rosalind Eleazar, Christopher Chung, Samuel West, Sophie Okonedo, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Kadiff Kirwan and Academy Award nominee Jonathan Pryce.

The series is produced for Apple TV+ by See-Saw Films and adapted for television by Will Smith. Will Smith, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Douglas Urbanski, Gail Mutrux, Julian Stevens and Graham Yost serve as executive producers on the series. The director for season five has not yet been announced.

The complete first three seasons of “Slow Horses” are now streaming on Apple TV+. Season four was announced in 2022.

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  1. Interested in fact based espionage and ungentlemanly officers and spies? If you like unadulterated noir espionage then you should get past Chapter 1 in Beyond Enkription in TheBurlingtonFiles series even if it is a tad vicious … to put it euphemistically. However, once you get past Chapter 5 you’ll have difficulty putting it down if you like cerebral yet action packed stuff.

    To really understand this fact based thriller it would be wise to first read three brief news articles published on TheBurlingtonFiles website. One is about Bill Fairclough (August 2023), characters’ identities (September 2021) and Pemberton’s People (October 2022). What is amazing is that these articles were only published many years after Beyond Enkription itself was. No wonder it’s mandatory reading on some countries’ intelligence induction programs. You’ll soon be immersed in a whole new world!

    By the way, please don’t forget that the author of this “novelog” (which as noted on the website was originally intended to be a film script) was not a professional career writer like say John le Carré and not even an aspiring author. Nevertheless Beyond Enkription has been heralded as “up there with My Silent War by Kim Philby and No Other Choice by George Blake” for depicting a real agent’s thoughts when in action in the field.

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