Gary Oldman to star in new Apple TV+ series

This will be the Academy-Award winner's first TV role since 2002's Greg the Bunny.

Gary Oldman is to take on the lead role in Apple TV+’s upcoming spy drama Slow Horses

The show will serve as an adaptation of the first book of the same name in Mick Herron’s best-selling Jackson Lamb series which was published back in 2010. 

Oldman will star as Lamb, described as “the brilliant but irascible leader” of a group of spies who’ve all been placed in a low-ranking department of MI5 named Slough House after making serious mistakes in the field. 

Slow Horses follows the abduction of young man whose kidnappers threatened to behead him live on the internet. 

However, questions soon rise over whether the man is who he says he is along with a strange connection between him and a disgraced journalist. 

Will Smith, who previously authored scripts for Julia-Louis Dreyfus’s black political comedy Veep and The Thick of It, will serve as a writer and executive producer, along with former Justified showrunner Graham Yost. 

A director or any further news on casting has yet to be announced. 

Herron has so far released six novels and two novellas in the Jackson Lamb series with another due out in January 2019.  

Apple TV+ launched here in the UK on 1st November 2019 and viewers can now subscribe to the platform for just £4.99 a month. 

Source: Deadline 

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