Slow Horses Season 3 Release Date – When Is It Coming To Apple?

Slow Horses Season 3 Release Date – When Is It Coming To Apple?

Slow Horses is a thrilling television series that takes its inspiration from the captivating Slough House series of novels by Mick Herron.

Premiering on Apple TV+ in April 2022, this spy thriller immediately grabbed the attention of audiences worldwide. With the second season now available on Apple TV+, the show continues to captivate viewers with its intricate plotlines and intense performances.

And for those of you who have already binge watched both season of the Gary Oldman spy show, you'll have noticed that at the end of the second season finale, Apple TV+ premiered the trailer for the next season.

So now the big question is – Slow Horses Season 3 – when is it coming to Apple??


It may have takena while but Apple TV+ have finally given us a date for Slow Horses season 3. It will be released on December 1st 2023.

Season three will be directed by Saul Metzstein and as of March 2023, filming had been completed.

And the good news is that a fourth season has already been confirmed. That will be an adaptation of Herron's novel, Spook Street.


There is no disputing that Slow Horses really knows how to maximise every minute of its six episode seasons.

Devoid of waffle and unnecessary drama, the plots are tight and well executed with entire stories wrapped up with little or no cliff hangers.

That said, characters keep evolving as does an overriding plot regarding the assassination of the former head of MI5. But each season still encompasses its own story, making it an absolute pleasure to watch.

So just what can we expect from Slow Horses season 3? We know that it is based on the third book in the Mick Herron Slough House series, Real Tigers.

One of the slow horses is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents must steal valuable intel in exchange for their safety.

However, when the agents uncover a larger web of intrigue that involves the highest authorities in the Security Service, they suddenly find themselves slap bang in the middle of a conspiracy that threatens not only their future, but MI5 itself.


So far Apple has delivered 12 episodes of Slow Horses over two seasons. The first season introduced us to the slow horses at Slough House which is basically administrative purgatory for MI5 service rejects who have bungled their job but have not been sacked.

Heading them up is the legendary but deeply unlikeable veteran MI5 agent, Jackson Lamb (Gary Oldman).

Season one focused on the kidnapping and subsequent rescue of Hassan Ahmed who has been taken by a far right group known as the Sons of Albion. But not everything is as it seems!

The second season began with the death of a former agent which leads Lamb and the slow horses to believe that an old Russian collection of sleepers have been reactivated in the UK. But is it all a hoax??

Slow Horses Book In Order?

Mick Herron is a British mystery and thriller novelist and the author of the Slough House series. There are currently eight books in the series which are…

  • Slow Horses (2010)
  • Dead Lions (2013)
  • Real Tigers (2016)
  • Spook Street (2017)
  • London Rules (2018)
  • Joe Country (2019)
  • Slough House (2021)
  • Bad Actors (2022)

We know that Slow Horses will run for at least four seasons, one based on each book in the order they were published. But as of yet, there is nothing to indicate that all eight books will be adapted.

Who Sings The Music In Slow Horses?

For those of you who are curious to know who sings the opening theme tune to Slow Horses, here are all the details…

It is called Strange Game and it is sung by Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, who co-wrote it with Daniel Pemberton.

During an BBC Radio interview, Jagger said that Daniel Pemberton approached him, but the track had no lyrics at the beginning. Jagger had already the book Slow Horses so it was an easy task as he knew the plot and the characters.

He said” “[Daniel Pemberton] said ‘Would you like to write the theme song for this?’ and sent me the track, but the track didn’t have melody. It just had a track and no words or anything.

“I was sort of intrigued because I’d actually read some of the books, and I like the books very much. So, I kind of knew what the scenario was, who the characters were, and what kind of characters they were. I kind of was ahead of the game.

“So, if it had been something I’d never heard of, I would have had to do a lot of homework. But I said, ‘Yeah, let me give it a go,’ and I just whipped off a couple of pages of lyrics straight away. Those were the verses.”

Will Smith Slow Horses Writer

Let me save you the trouble of googling it, the Slow Horses writer Will Smith, is not the Will Smith you're thinking of.

The Will Smith in question is actually William James Smith, an English comedian, screenwriter, novelist, actor and producer.

With writing and producing credits on hit shows such as Veep and The Thick Of It, it's easy to understand why the scripts and characters in Slow Horses are just so bloody good!

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