Apple TV+'s 'Slow Horses' Trailer Introduces the Misfits of Espionage

'Slow Horses,' starring Gary Oldman, premieres on April 1.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Gary Oldman in 'Slow Horses'

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Espionage isn't always sleek and sexy. Get a glimpse of the other side in a trailer for Apple TV+'s Slow Horses, which premieres with its first two episodes on April 1.

"I've got to be honest, working with you has been the lowest point of a disappointing career," Gary Oldman's character Jackson Lamb says to a group of dysfunctional British intelligence agents in the trailer, which you can watch below. "Bringing you up to speed is like trying to explain Norway to a dog."

The show is an adaptation of Mick Herron's first novel in the Slough House book series and follows Oldman's Jackson, who is a brilliant but irascible leaser of this team. These agents ended up pushed off to the side in MI5 because they all made career-ending mistakes and still frequently find themselves stumbling around within the spy world. However, they are eager to get back into the fray, even if the odds of doing so are stacked against them, as they are continually reminded.

The cast also includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Jack Lowden, Olivia Cooke, Saskia Reeves, Dustin Demri-Burns, Rosalind Eleazar, Christopher Chung, Paul Higgins, Freddie Fox, Chris Reilly, Steve Waddington, Paul Hilton, Antonio Aakeel, and Peter Judd, with a special guest appearance by Jonathan Pryce.

Veep's Will Smith adapted the series for television and executive produces alongside Graham Yost, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux, Douglas Urbanski, and James Hawes, who also directs all six episodes. See-Saw Films produces

Slow Horses consists of six episodes and will stream a new one every week up to and including its finale on April 29.