Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù joins Apple TV+’s British spy series Slow Horses season 3.
Dìrísù, who currently stars Gangs of London, joins the series as Sean Donovan, the former head of security at the British embassy in Istanbul.
Based on Mick Herron’s book of the same name, Slow Horses follows a dysfunctional team of MI5 agents — and their obnoxious boss, the notorious Jackson Lamb (played by Gary Oldman). After making career-ending mistakes and being demoted to Slough House, they navigate the espionage world’s smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces.
Jonathan Pryce, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jack Lowden, Saskia Reeves, Rosalind Eleazar, Christopher Chung and Freddie Fox also star in the series.
The third season titled “Real Tigers,” will see Lamb and his team get back to cracking another case when Catherine Standish (Reeves) goes missing.
Dìrísù’s Donovan is also revealed to have a romantic link to one of the main ensemble, although it’s unknown how closely the screen adaptation will follow the books.
“Slow Horses” is produced for Apple TV+ by See-Saw Films and adapted for television by Will Smith. Executive producers are Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Douglas Urbanski, Gail Mutrux, Will Smith, Jane Robertson and Graham Yost.
The show has already been greenlit for a fourth season.
Dìrísù’s credits include Mr. Malcolm’s List, Mothering Sunday, Silent Night, and His Dark Materials.
Article originally read on Variety.