Slow Horses Season 2: We’ve missed Gary Oldman’s brilliant but irritable Jackson Lamb and his Slough House team, so we’re excited that Slow Horses will be back for a second season. Season 2 is based on the second book in Mick Herron’s Lamb series, Dead Lions, in which Russian sleeper agents in London are reawakened.
Hassan has been freed, the kidnappers have been killed or captured, and Lamb and his team have finally cleared their names, so most of them will return for season 2. The season was shot simultaneously with the first, which is why we got the first episodes so soon after the first season ended.
Herron hinted at significant changes for the upcoming second season in an interview with RadioTimes.com, stating that the series is free to deviate from his novels so long as it stays true to the characters and tone. The story in Slow Horses remains true to the one in the book.
For many reasons, that will be less of an issue in the subsequent iteration. What he had to say was. “All the major plot adjustments have been made with my happy agreement or, sometimes, at my suggestion.” In light of the recently announced premiere date for the new episodes, here is everything you need to know about Slow Horses Season 2 on Apple TV+.
Will There Be A Slow Horses Season 2?
Indeed, not only season 2 but also seasons 3 and 4 of Slow Horses have been greenlit! Dead Lions, the second novel in Mick Herron’s series, has already been filmed for Season 2, with a trailer for the upcoming episodes debuting at the end of Episode 6 of Season 1. Then, it was announced in June that the show would be returning for a third and fourth season to adapt Real Tigers and Spook Street, respectively.
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What is the Slow Horses Season 2 Plot?
The plot of Slow Horses is derived from Mick Herron’s Slough House series of spy novels, which follows a group of disgraced MI5 agents who band together to save the day. The first season followed the plot of the novel Slow Horses. With that in mind, it’s hardly surprising that Dead Lions, Herron’s second novel in the Slow Horses trilogy, will serve as the basis for season 2.
You can read Apple TV’s official plot summary for the upcoming season here: “Deadly secrets from the Cold War resurface in season 2 and threaten to unleash chaos on the streets of London. When a meeting with some Russian baddies goes wrong, our heroes must put aside their differences and step up their spy game to prevent a disaster.”
Slow Horses Season 2 Release Date
Season 2 of Slow Horses will begin on Apple TV+ on December 2nd. With the first two episodes falling simultaneously and subsequent episodes dropping weekly.
The new season’s official summary reads: “Deadly secrets from the Cold War resurface in season 2 and threaten to unleash chaos on the streets of London. When a meeting with some Russian bad guys goes wrong, our heroes must put aside their differences and step up their spy game to prevent a disaster.” The new episodes can’t arrive soon enough after the shocking cliffhanger involving Lamb and the revelation of River’s father, David.
Slow Horses Season 2 Cast
A majority of the original cast of Slow Horses has already been confirmed to return.
- Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb
- Jack Lowden as River Cartwright
- Kristin Scott Thomas as Diana Taverner
- Saskia Reeves as Catherine Standish
- Jonathan Pryce as David Cartwright
- Christopher Chung as Roddy Ho
- Rosalind Eleazar as Louisa Guy
- Dustin Demri-Burns as Min Harper
- Freddie Fox as James ‘Spider’ Webb
- Chris Reilly as Nick Duffy
Meanwhile, Samuel West, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, and Kadiff Kirwan have all been tapped for as-yet-unannounced roles in the series. Because Olivia Cooke’s character Sid was shot in the head during the first season, her reappearance is not inevitable.
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In the closing moments, Taverner said she was dead, but Roddy said her files had been erased, so “she might still be alive somewhere.” Given this hint, we’ll take a wild guess and say Sid will return.
Is There A Trailer for Slow Horses Season 2?
Indeed, there is! An initial trailer for the show was released exclusively at the end of the first season, and a second trailer was made available online in October 2022. The full trailer and Lamb and River’s typical sniping at each other is available for viewing now.