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 Impossible mission and Jason Bourne for small screen series such as Americans, there are so many different types of espionage stories that sometimes it’s hard to tell them apart. While everyone wants to be the next James Bond, there’s something to be said for the down-to-earth spies who don’t get the credit but do all the hard work. The AppleTV+ series Slow horses follows a ragtag group of spies led by the gruff Jackson Lamb as they help save England for king and country.

Second season of slow horses, based on Mick Herron’s novel dead lions, jumps right into the action with a mystery involving sleeper cells operating in Britain. With a connection to both Jackson Lamb as well as a personal bond with River Cartwright’s grandfather, this season gives the characters a lot more to do in an exciting six-episode arc that sets the table for the next two seasons of the series.

I was lucky enough to chat with three of the stars in 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 prepare for this season. Saskia Reeves talked about the long-term development of her character and how she deals with Jackson Lamb’s past. Gary Oldman talked about playing a tough character like this and what it’s like to have to eat as disgustingly as possible. Watch the full interview in the embed above.

Slow horses premiered on December 2 on AppleTV+.

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