Interviews: Slow Horses stars Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Saskia Reeves discuss Season Two

Who doesn’t love a good spy story? From big-screen franchises like Mission: Impossible and Jason Bourne to small-screen series like The Americans, there are so many different types of espionage tales that it is sometimes hard to tell them apart. While everyone wants to be the next James Bond, there is something to be said about the ground-level spies that don’t get the glory but do all the hard work. AppleTV+ series Slow Horses looks at a ragtag group of spies under the leadership of the gruff Jackson Lamb as they help save England for King and Country.

The second season of Slow Horses, based on Mick Herron’s novel Dead Lions, gets to jump right into the action with a mystery involving sleeper cells operating in the United Kingdom. With a connection to both Jackson Lamb as well as a personal tie to River Cartwright’s grandfather, this season gives the characters a lot more to do in a thrilling six-episode arc that sets up the table for the next two seasons of the series.

I was lucky to chat with three of the stars of Slow Horses about the new season. Jack Lowden talked about the biggest difference this season compared to the first and whether he read the novels to prep for this season. Saskia Reeves talked about the long-term development of her character and how she relates to Jackson Lamb’s past. Gary Oldman talked about playing a tough character like this and what it is like having to eat as disgustingly as possible. Check out the full interview in the embed above.

Slow Horses premieres on December 2nd on AppleTV+.

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