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11th Nov 2023

One of the best thriller shows on TV is returning to screens very soon

Stephen Porzio

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The first two seasons of the show scored 95% and 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Apple TV+ has unveiled the official trailer for the third season of its beloved spy thriller series Slow Horses.

Based on novels by British writer Mick Herron, the darkly comic and tense show centers around Slough House – an MI5 dumping ground department filled by agents who made career-ending mistakes.

Run by the miserable, slovenly but intelligent veteran agent Jackson Lamb (the Oscar-winning Gary Oldman), the department also features River Cartwright (Jack Lowden), a young once up-and-coming agent.

In each season of the series – Cartwright, Lamb and the rest of the reject agents (who are referred to as “Slow Horses”) become entangled in a mystery.

The first season of the show earned a 95% Rotten Tomatoes score, while the second fared even better – scoring a perfect 100%.

As such anticipation is high for its third batch of episodes, with the plot synopsis from Apple TV+ for the upcoming season stating:

“In season three, a romantic liaison in Istanbul threatens to expose a buried MI5 secret in London. When Jackson Lamb and his team of misfits are dragged into the fight, they find themselves caught in a conspiracy that threatens the future not just of Slough House but of MI5 itself.”

Also returning as part of the cast for the third season along with Lowden and Oldman is Freddie Fox, Jonathan Price, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rosalind Eleazar, Saskia Reeves and Sophie Okonedo.

This is as Gangs of London star Sope Dirisu will be joining the show.

Slow Horses season three will premiere on Apple TV+ on 20 November. Check out its trailer right here:

Slow Horses season 3 trailer

Earlier in the week, JOE also wrote about the trailers for the upcoming shows Echo and Masters of the Air in separate articles.

For all the other major teasers released in the past seven days in the world of film and TV, scroll below:

Candy Cane Lane
Starting with movies, Eddie Murphy stars in this Christmas-themed fantasy comedy coming to Prime Video on 1 December.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
This sequel to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife and fifth instalment in the franchise overall will land in Irish cinemas on 29 March 2024.

Inside Out 2
Another sequel, this time to the incredible 2015 Pixar animated film Inside Out, this follow-up will arrive in Irish cinemas on 14 June 2024.

Kevin Hart plays the leader of a gang of thieves forced to pull off a heist on a plane in mid-flight in this Netflix flick out on 12 January 2024.

Mean Girls
Nearly 20 years after the original comedy arrived in cinemas, a new musical movie version of Mean Girls will hit theatres on 19 January 2024.

Orion and the Dark
This Netflix fantasy animation film about a boy petrified of the dark is written by Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and will land on the streamer on 2 February 2024.

Renaissance: A Film By Beyonce
This new documentary concert film by Beyoncé will be out in Irish cinemas on 1 December.

The Artful Dodger
Moving onto TV, this series coming to Disney+ on 17 January 2024 focuses on an older version of the character of The Artful Dodger (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) from the classic novel Oliver Twist.

Living in 1850s Australia as a surgeon, he is lured back into a world of crime following the arrival of his old acquaintance Fagin (David Thewlis).

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Netflix’s live-action series version of the classic animated show of the same name lands on the streamer on 22 February 2024.

Reacher Season 2
Last but not least, the second season of Reacher – which is centred around the character of Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) created by author Lee Child – premieres on 15 December.

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