Slow Horses begins filming seasons 3 and 4

One of our favourite series of the year – an adaptation of Mick Herron’s celebrated ‘Slough House’ novels (more on those later) – has begun filming series three and four, according to reports.

Series two of Slow Horses, based on the book Dead Lions, will be broadcast later this year, but Apple+ TV has started production on series three and four, which will be filmed back-to-back. We’re awaiting which of Herron’s novels will the series will be based on.

However, the reports say that they will be with us next year.

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It’s been a busy year for author, Mick Herron, who topped it all off by winning the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year for his latest Slough House novel, Bad Actors, at the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival at the weekend.

Herron, who has been shortlisted for the award five out of the past six years, said: “This is the most coveted trophy in the crime writing community and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have won it.”

Sharon Canavar, Chief Executive of Harrogate International Festivals, commented: “We had an incredibly strong shortlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year this year, and the judging panel and public had a tough job on their hands picking one winner. After a lot of discussion, the panel selected the wonderful Mick Herron, whose novel Slough House plunged readers back into the dangerous lives of the brigade of failed spies known as ‘slow horses’.” 

The Killing Times caught up with Herron (in the bar, naturally), and he told us he was delighted with the win.

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  1. MI6 says:

    On 22 July 2022 Mick Herron’s sardonic spy thriller series called Slough House won him the Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year award. If Jackson Lamb had won it he’d have had a huge hangover this morning but let’s not dwell on what that might have sounded or smelt like. Both Mick Herron’s Slough House series and the Burlington Files series of espionage thrillers by Bill Fairclough were initially rejected by risk averse publishers who probably didn’t think espionage existed unless it was fictional and created by Ian Fleming or David Cornwell. It is therefore a genuine pleasure to see an anti-Bond anti-establishment novelist achieving immortality in Masham.


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