The third season of Slow Horses has received a near-perfect approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The latest batch of episodes from Gary Oldman’s hit series debuted on Apple+ on Wednesday, having already received critical acclaim for its first two seasons.
In the days leading up to its premiere, early critic reviews meant it came out on top on the film reviews website.
In the series, Harry Potter star Gary, 65, is seen as part of an MI5 agency who are just trying to do their jobs despite all the obstacles that land in their way.
Just after the series premiered, Empire hailed the series as a ‘beautifully crafted prestige drama’ that was ‘worthy’ of a slot on BBC One.
The third season of Slow Horses has received a near-perfect approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes
The latest batch of episodes from Gary Oldman’s hit series (pictured) debuted on Apple+ on Wednesday, having already received critical acclaim for its first two seasons
In the days leading up to its premiere, early critic reviews meant it came out on top on the film reviews website
They wrote: ‘Flying as far below the radar as its cast of unlikely super-spies, this horse is more dark than slow.
‘A beautifully crafted prestige drama that would be more than worthy of a prime-time slot on BBC One. If you’ve ever this should be reason enough to bite the bullet’.
AV Club noted that the show was still ‘still tremendous fun’ in its latest instalment whilst the Evening Standard praised the ‘fiendishly backflipping plot’ featured in the drama.
The Playlist wrote: ‘In an era in which streaming shows so often sag under the weight of episode orders that the writers can’t seem to fill, there’s something so refreshing about a program like that has nary a bit of fat on its six episodes.
There’s never a point when it sags, and yet it’s not an overheated action show at the same time.
It allows for just the right balance of plot and character, often pushing the two forward at the same time.’
Before landing his leading role of Jackson Lamb in the series, Gary hinted he had considered retiring from acting almost 50 years in the business.
Speaking on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky on Virgin Radio, Gary said: ‘I think that Lamb gives the impression to the world that he doesn’t care, and maybe, just maybe, he cares more than most.
‘He might be trying to pack it all in. He is sort of treading water and watching the clock until retirement.
‘But like a lot of us who maybe have occasionally felt like walking away and packing it all in, we’re sort of addicted to what we do.’
The Apple+ show follows the ups and downs of spies and the obstacles they face in the risky business (Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb in 2023)
The Academy Award-winning actor (pictured in May) has received acclaim for his role in the espionage show but revealed that he had initially thought about retirement before the part