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Slow Horses season 3: viewers saying the same thing as TV’s most underrated show returns

Jack Lowden as River in Slow Horses season 3
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Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Slow Horses is back, and if you haven’t watched it yet, then you are most certainly missing out. 

Starring Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb, the misanthropic - and somewhat gross - leader of a group of misfit MI5 agents nicknamed the 'slow horses', the critically acclaimed show has been a huge hit for Apple TV+. But what have fans been saying about the new two episodes of season 3? 

WATCH: Gary Oldman is back with the Slow Horses for season 3

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one fan shared a gif of Jack Lowden, who plays River Cartwright, writing: "Our great River Cartwright. Season 3 looks absolutely promising, can they release all the episodes at once please." 

Another person added: "If you haven't seen #SlowHorses you're missing one of the greatest British spy thingies since when Spooks was crushing it," while a third person wrote: "Our previously TV-free household (laptop plenty big enough) now has a massive screen in the living room. Not for nature docs & feature films but the better to facilitate our joyful immersion in the grey-brown world of Slough House." 

Gary Oldman is back as Jackson Lamb
Gary Oldman is back as Jackson Lamb

Need more convincing? Another fan added: Did the first two new #SlowHorses last night. Better than ever. Just really brilliant TV. I only wish it were on a Sunday at 9 pm on BBC One cos there's nothing as good right now." 

So what can we expect from season three? The new synopsis reads: "This darkly funny espionage drama follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career-ending mistakes. Led by their brilliant but irascible leader, the notorious Jackson Lamb, they navigate the espionage world’s smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces.

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Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb in Slow Horses
Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb in Slow Horses
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  • The Buccaneers - A frothy period drama that sees five young, rich American girls journey from New York to 1870s London, where they enter High Society in a bid to bag themselves an aristocrat.
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"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." The next episode will be released on Wednesday 6 December, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the slow horses next. 

Are you excited for episode 3 of Slow Horses?
Are you excited for episode 3 of Slow Horses?

Screenwriter Will Smith opened up about the show to The Telegraph, while giving an insight into Jackson Lamb’s character. He said: "I still find it amazing that our way of introducing Oscar-winning Gary Oldman to the audience was to have him wake himself up with a fart.

"Lamb uses it as a sign of disrespect, and to throw people off balance. It’s a tool. It’s a tactic. It’s not actually as gratuitous as it seems. There are actually only one or two a season, I think they punch above their weight, those farts."