Slow Horses Season 4 has a dedicated fan base eagerly anticipating its release.
Apple TV+ has been known for its high-quality productions, and Slow Horses is considered one of the best shows on the streaming service.
Slow Horses is a spy thriller centered around a group of disgraced MI5 agents working at Slough House.
If you’re a lover of the spy thriller genre and you have been following this particular show, you’ll know that Slow Horses Season 4 has fans crossing dates off their calendars in anticipation. The show is just that good and has made a massive impression from its first episode.
Since its launch in November of 2019, Apple TV+ has, like its parent company, been synonymous with high-quality productions that aren’t always churned out at the speed that other services would put out content. One of the criticisms aimed at the streamer initially was that it had a paltry library – one so small that it didn’t justify paying for a monthly subscription. As Apple has generally always done when accused of being slow, they stuck to their guns and took their time to craft great movies and shows, and what we have now is one of the best streaming services available anywhere. When it comes to high-end stuff, a case can be made that you can’t beat Apple TV+.
All About Slough House
Let’s talk about Slow Horses, then. The show is a spy thriller centred around a group of disgraced MI5 agents who are sent to work at Slough House. According to IMDb, “Slough House is a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up: left a service file on a train, blown surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They’re the service’s poor relations. The slow horses and most bitter among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations”. So, you can think of the agents working at Slough House as fallen superheroes banished to do things even mere mortals wouldn’t want to be seen doing.
Overseeing (and that’s using the word generously) this lot is Jackson Lamb, played brilliantly by Gary Oldman. Lamb is himself an outcast but, based on his expertise and very obvious skillset – that is, when he’s not smoking ten packs of cigarettes a day or napping in his office or farting shamelessly and on purpose in public – should probably have been a high-ranking member of the service by now. His past failings are not known to us like his proteges’ are, but he’s a fascinating character nonetheless.
Slow Horses, in its three seasons so far, has struck a beautiful balance between showing us the humdrum drudgery of life at Slough House (Lamb is verbally abusive and downright condescending towards his team) and the thrill and mystery of international espionage and domestic terrorism. At the same time, as much as Lamb professes not to care about the people working for him, he will stand up for them in crucial moments. This line from him tells you everything you need to know: “I think they’re a bunch of absolute losers… But they’re my losers.”
The game of contrasts all over Slow Horses makes it an absolute pleasure to watch and is the reason why it’s currently one of the most in-demand television shows out there right now.
We’ve already seen a teaser for Season 4 and can expect more of the same excellent writing, characters and story as in past seasons. No precise details have emerged about the plot yet, but a little concerning is that, in the teaser, Lamb makes the statement, “One of my team just died”. Should we be nervous about that, or was the line put in there as part of a ruse designed to fool us and the person to whom the line was said? We don’t know. Our fingers are crossed, and we are hoping for a release before the end of 2024. What is exciting, though, is that we can be confident that Season 5 is coming because that, too, has been confirmed.
Are you excited about Slow Horses Season 4? Which character are you looking forward to seeing most? Let us know in the comments.
A team of British intelligence agents placed in a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career-ending mistakes.
Creator: Will Smith
Cast: Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden, Kristin Scott Thomas
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