What you need to know
- Apple TV+ show Slow Horses launched with two episodes and has been releasing new ones weekly.
- Director James Hawes says the weekly schedule was Apple's idea.
- People have been calling Hawes to ask why they have to wait for a new episode.
If you've been sucked into the world of Slow Horses on Apple TV+ but find yourself wishing you could binge-watch it, you can blame Apple. That's according to Director James Hawes — and he'd probably know.
The gritty Apple TV+ show burst onto the scene on April1 with the first two episodes made available immediately. But after watching those, eager viewers were left having to wait a week for the next episode. And a week after that, and so on. It's something that Apple TV+ has done before but it's still an oddity in a world where the likes of Netflix tend to make everything available on day one. And people aren't happy.
Those people, Deadline reports, should blame Apple. Including the people that have been calling Hawes to complain!
The show, starring Gary Oldman and based on the book by the same name by Mick Herron, is already proving popular. There's no doubt that the weekly releases help to build anticipation and continue to keep attention on a show that might otherwise have lost it after a big initial flurry. But boy, would I rather not have to wait a week to find out what's going to happen next!
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