The 'Slow Horses' Season 3 Trailer Sends The Team Rogue

Jack Lowden as River Cartwright and Rosalind Eleazar as Louisa Guy are interrupted in the hall in Slow Horses Season 3

Jack Lowden as River Cartwright and Rosalind Eleazar as Louisa Guy in Slow Horses Season 3

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With less than a month until Slow Horses Season 3 arrives on Apple TV+, the trailer for the new season has finally arrived. Based on the popular series of spy novels by Mick Herron, the series follows the story of a dysfunctional team of British intelligence agents who’ve all been reassigned to serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 known un-affectionately as Slough House. Oscar winner Gary Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the group, who have all essentially been removed from the field for various career-ending mistakes and are desperate to find their way back. 

Supposedly condemned to spend their lives paper-pushing, they’re so bored that they catch the details that regular spies are too busy to notice. Season 3 will be based on the third book in Herron’s series, Real Tigers. The series, which has already been renewed through Season 4, has become something of a sleeper hit or the streamer, steadily building an audience and garnering increasing critical interest and acclaim through its recently completed second season. In the upcoming third season, Lamb’s disgraced spies must work together to foil a rogue agent when one of their own is kidnapped. 

The trailer shows what it looks like when these guys go rogue.

Here's the Season 3 synopsis:

The series 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.

In Season 3, adapted from Real Tigers, the third novel in the Mick Herron series, a romantic liaison in Istanbul threatens to expose a buried MI5 secret in London. When Jackson Lamb and his team of misfits are dragged into the fight, they find themselves caught in a conspiracy that threatens the future not just of Slough House but of MI5 itself. 

Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb eating ice cream in 'Slow Horses' Season 3

Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb in 'Slow Horses' Season 3

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Gary Oldman leads an ensemble cast that includes Kristin Scott Thomas (Gosford Park), Jack Lowden (The Gold), Saskia Reeves (Roadkill), Rosalind Eleazar (The Personal History of David Copperfield), Christopher Chung (Waterloo Road), Freddie Fox (Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris), Chris Reilly (Game of Thrones), Samuel West (All Creatures Great & Small), Sophie Okonedo (The Wheel of Time), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Wolf Hall), Kadiff Kirwan (My Policeman), and Jonathan Pryce (The Crown).

Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù (Gangs of London) joins the season three cast as Sean Donovan, the former head of security at the British embassy in Istanbul, along with Katherine Waterston (The End We Start From), who plays Alison Dunn, an MI5 agent who uncovers a dark secret at the heart of the agency. Director Saul Metzstein (Ripper Street) helmed all six episodes, which were written by Will Smith (who wrote all six episodes of Season 1) with assistance from Morwenna BanksJonny Stockwood, and Mark Denton.

Slow Horses Season 3 will premiere with two episodes on Wednesday, November 29, followed by one a week through Wednesday, December 27, 2023, on Apple TV+. 


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