Gary Oldman films Slow Horses for Apple

Gary Oldman 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; it 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.  

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Photo via Jack English © Lionsgate 2016.

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