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HBO Set to Roll Out Historical Thriller

Dec 5, 2017  •  Post A Comment

HBO took the wraps off details Tuesday about its new three-part historical thriller premiering Dec. 18, with Kit Harington, Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss and Liv Tyler all on board for “Gunpowder.”

“Every year on Nov. 5 the English mark the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot in London in 1605 with bonfires and fireworks,” HBO notes in its announcement. “Though known as Guy Fawkes Day because many people believe Fawkes devised the plot, the actual driving force was Robert Catesby, a 30-year-old Warwickshire gentleman.”

Harington, who is also a co-executive producer on the series, is a descendant of Catesby, the central figure in the story, and plays him in the show.

The network released details about each of the three episodes in the series. Please click here to see the full announcement.

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