First look: Kit Harington in Gunpowder

The BBC has released the first images and trailer for their big new drama about the gunpowder plot starring Kit Harington.

Gunpowder is a three-part drama which is expected to air in a primetime Saturday night slot this autumn (I’m guessing the final episode will air on November 4th).

The thriller follows the famous Gunpowder Plot which as all Brits know, was a 17th-century conspiracy to blow up the British House of Lords in an attempt to assassinate King James I. Of course it is celebrated every November 5th with Guy Fawkes Day (or Bonfire Night).

Harington stars in the drama as Robert Catesby, a Warwickshire gentleman who masterminded the plan. Liv Tyler plays Catesby’s cousin Anne Vaux, who gets caught up in the plot. Downton Abbey actor Tom Cullen plays Guy Fawkes. The cast also includes Peter Mullan, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley, Robert Emms, Derek Riddell and Mark Gatiss.

 

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