“Surrounded by losers, misfits and boozers,” the familiar voice of Mick Jagger croons in the opening titles for Apple TV Plus’ spy thriller, Slow Horses, starring Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas. Jagger wrote the song specifically for the show, in collaboration with show composer Daniel Pemberton.
UK-based creative studio Momoco animates the sequence, offering quick looks at some of the main cast and the coffee shop where they hang out to plot and plan.
Slow Horses is based on the 2010 novel by Mick Herron. In it, the frumpy, grumpy and frequently drunk Jackson Lamb (Oldman), who is much smarter than he looks, heads up a team of outcast British intelligence agents who have been relegated to the dumping ground of Slough House for their mistakes – and for other reasons. Now this team of rejects has to come together to fight for their lives and outsmart the very agency they thought they served.
Client: Apple TV/See Saw Films
Designer/Director: Nic Benns
Animator: Nic Benns
Art Director: Miki Kato
Producer: Emily Sinclair