We’re nonetheless on break from new ‘Recreation of Thrones’, however fortunately HBO is dropping a brand new collection, ‘Gunpowder’, starring Equipment Harington! Right here’s what you have to know.
1.) ‘Gunpowder’ was initially launched in the UK on BBC One. The three-part collection, starring Equipment Harington, premiered on October 21, 2017, simply months after it began filming in February. Gunpowder was additionally launched on BBC’s iPlayer for followers to stream, although it’s unclear if it was eliminated as soon as the collection revealed it was coming to HBO in the USA. The announcement got here in November, only a few days after the collection premiered in the UK. The remaining is historical past!
2.) Equipment Harington was part of creating the collection. The three-part collection was created by Equipment, together with Ronan Bennett and Daniel West. Equipment can be listed as a co-executive producer on Gunpowder, together with Ronan, Daniel and 4 different filmmakers. Consider it or not, that is Equipment’s first challenge as a producer and author/creator! Hopefully Equipment will probably be getting much more concerned with behind the digital camera work as soon as Recreation of Thrones lastly involves an finish.
three.) Now, right here’s what ‘Gunpowder’ is about. It’s based mostly off of a real story a few failed assassination of King James I in 1605. The mini-series revolves round Robert Catesby (Equipment), the chief of a bunch of English Catholics and one of many males behind the plot to kill King James I. It’s believed that Robert needed King James useless after hope of non secular tolerance beneath his reign dwindled. Their plan was to explode the Home of Lords throughout a State Opening of Parliament, but it surely was thwarted after an nameless letter revealed the lethal plans to the authorities.
four.) Equipment is a descendant of the real-life Robert Catesby. No, actually! The blood line is on his mom’s aspect, and Equipment has revealed that not solely is his center title Catesby, but it surely’s additionally his mom’s maiden title. Nonetheless, Equipment made it clear that he wasn’t got down to play Robert solely as a result of he was certainly one of his ancestors. “It’s not likely about me desirous to play my very own ancestor. I don’t really feel linked to him in that manner. I simply assume he ended up being the character that I used to be most suited to, and the one which I used to be most intrigued about, needed to play,” Equipment informed RadioTimes.com in a latest interview.
5.) ‘Gunpowder’ surrounds Equipment with an all-star forged. His co-stars embrace Liv Tyler, Tom Cullen, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley, Mark Gatiss, Peter Mullan and Derek Riddell. One in every of Equipment’s co-creators and producers, Daniel West, can be an actor within the mini-series.
Inform us, HollywoodLifers — Will YOU be tuning in to look at Equipment’s Gunpowder on HBO on December 18? Remark beneath, tell us!