Gary Oldman’s drama Slow Horses has been renewed for fifth season, Apple TV+ announced on Tuesday.
The five-time BAFTA Award-nominated series was praised by fans for it’s ‘brilliant’ season three finale last week, as they lauded the filmmaker’s ‘quality writing.’
In the series, Harry Potter actor Gary, 65, stars as Jackson Lamb, who works part of an MI5 agency who battle all the obstacles that land in their way as they try to do their jobs.
Since its premiere in 2022, Slow Horses has been celebrated as ‘undoubtedly the best spy series on television’ and a ‘forceful, funny, and conspiratorial’ series.
All three seasons of the show hold a Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, as the series continues to receive global accolades from critics and fans alike.
Gary Oldman’s drama Slow Horses has been renewed for fifth season, Apple TV+ announced on Tuesday
In season five everyone is suspicious when resident tech nerd Roddy Ho has a glamorous new girlfriend, but when a series of increasingly bizarre events occur across the city, it falls to the Slow Horses to work out how everything is connected.
After all, Jackson Lamb knows that in the world of espionage, ‘London Rules’ should always apply.
Fans have praised Slow Horses ‘brilliant’ season three finale and creator Gary’s ‘quality writing’.
The final episode debuted on Apple+ last week, following the first batch of episodes receiving a near-perfect approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The spy thriller wrapped up its most recent season with an episode filled with betrayals and shocking discoveries in Slough House.
Among the bombshells in the episode was Catherine Standish’s (Saskia Reeves) discovery about Jackson Lamb’s involvement in the demise of the traitorous former director-general of MI5, Charles Partner (Game of Thrones’ James Faulkner).
River and Louisa managed to escape the facility, with Shirley meeting them at a hatch to let them out just in time. This meant they managed to get the files out of the facility and destroy them.
However, Sean Donovan never made it out of the facility alive, being killed by the MI5 agents tasked with taking him and the others out.
In the series, Harry Potter actor Gary, 65, stars as Jackson Lamb, who works part of an MI5 agency who battle all the obstacles that land in their way
In the end, it turned out River deceived his grandfather as he kept copies of the files in his car, which he subsequently leaked, believing Ingrid Tearney had to pay for having Alison Dunn killed.
Fans went wild for the last episode and are already demanding season four be released.
One person wrote: ‘The Slow Horses finale was fantastic. Quality writing that’s tough to beat’
One viewer penned: ‘Another solid season of Slow Horses. Why do I rarely hear about this show? People should be raving about it’
Filming for season four took place in the spring of 2023 and has been completed, but a date for its release hasn’t been confirmed.
The third season of Slow Horses received a near-perfect approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In the days leading up to its premiere, early critic reviews meant it came out on top on the film reviews website .
Just after the series premiered, Empire hailed the series as a ‘beautifully crafted prestige drama’ that was ‘worthy’ of a slot on BBC One.
The final episode of series three debuted on Apple+ last week, following the first batch of episodes receiving a near-perfect approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes
Fans went wild for the last episode and are already demanding season four be released
They wrote: ‘Flying as far below the radar as its cast of unlikely super-spies, this horse is more dark than slow.
‘A beautifully crafted prestige drama that would be more than worthy of a prime-time slot on BBC One. If you’ve ever this should be reason enough to bite the bullet’.
AV Club noted that the show was still ‘still tremendous fun’ in its latest instalment whilst the Evening Standard praised the ‘fiendishly backflipping plot’ featured in the drama.
The Playlist wrote: ‘In an era in which streaming shows so often sag under the weight of episode orders that the writers can’t seem to fill, there’s something so refreshing about a program like that has nary a bit of fat on its six episodes.
There’s never a point when it sags, and yet it’s not an overheated action show at the same time.
It allows for just the right balance of plot and character, often pushing the two forward at the same time.’
Filming for season four took place in the spring of 2023 and has been completed, but a date for its release hasn’t been confirmed
In the days leading up to its premiere, early critic reviews meant it came out on top on the film reviews website
Before landing his leading role of Jackson Lamb in the series, Gary hinted he had considered retiring from acting almost 50 years in the business.
Speaking on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky on Virgin Radio, Gary said: ‘I think that Lamb gives the impression to the world that he doesn’t care, and maybe, just maybe, he cares more than most.
‘He might be trying to pack it all in. He is sort of treading water and watching the clock until retirement.
‘But like a lot of us who maybe have occasionally felt like walking away and packing it all in, we’re sort of addicted to what we do.
Slow Horses is available to stream now on Apple TV+.