GUNPOWDER, a three-part thriller based on the real-life 17th century events that led to Guy Fawkes Day, will debut on HBO this December. The first episode will debut MONDAY, DEC. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the other parts the subsequent two nights – TUESDAY, DEC. 19 and WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20 – at the same time. It is produced by Kudos (part of Endemol Shine Group) in association with Thriker Films, originally for BBC One.
The show will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals.
Kit Harington (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Peter Mullan (CINEMAX’s “Quarry”), Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”) and Liv Tyler (HBO’s “The Leftovers”) star in the miniseries, which is written by Ronan Bennett (“Top Boy”), directed by J Blakeson (“The Disappearance of Alice Creed”)
Harington, who is also a co-executive producer on the show, has a personal connection to the real-life source of GUNPOWDER. The actor is a descendant of Robert Catesby, the central figure in the story, and plays him in the show.
“We are delighted to offer a platform for a project that is so close to Kit Harington’s heart,” says Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming. “Kit’s passion for and belief in GUNPOWDER are evident in every frame of the miniseries.”
“Three years ago, Daniel West and I conceived and began developing GUNPOWDER with Kudos and Ronan Bennett,” notes Harington. “We are now thrilled to share this unique story with the U.S. audience. I can’t think of a better place to do that than my home at HBO.”
“We are thrilled that HBO has come on board as our U.S. partner for this outstanding miniseries,” says Cathy Payne, chief executive, Endemol Shine International. “It is a testament to the producers Kudos and Thriker Films and the amazing cast.”
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