‘Slow Horses’ Star Gary Oldman Teases Season 2’s Cat and Mouse Case


Fear Not: Jackson Lamb (Gary Oldman), who leads the disgraced British intelligence operatives division at the center of the spy drama, slow horsesis as defiant, grumpy and flatulent in season 2 as he was in the first.

He’s also still brilliantly intuitive, which comes in handy when his team at Slough House investigates a cat-and-mouse case tied to Lamb’s Cold War past.

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One murder leads to a second that strikes close to home, and for Lamb, it gets personal. “It’s the kerosene on the fire that motivates him” to dig, Oldman says.

His team is equally engaged, including Standish (Saskia Reeves), the de facto silent office manager who shockingly confronts a Russian agent with the key to the mystery. (“We’re constantly baffled by her,” Reeves notes.) And there’s River (Jack Lowden), grandson of Lamb’s shadowy ex-colleague (Jonathan Pryce), who goes undercover to root out a killer.

Throughout all six episodes, Lamb shows loyalty to his crew, whom he normally treats with disdain. As Lowden puts it, for Lamb these “slow horses” are “idiots, but they are his idiots.”

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