HBO's Gunpowder — U.S. Trailer

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added: Fri, Nov 17th '17

"Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington is returning to HBO -- and this time, he's aiming to blow up the English Parliament.

Check out the official U.S. trailer for "Gunpowder," the three-part British miniseries about the notorious exploits of early 17th-century Catholic radical Robert Catesby, who is best remembered in the history books as the mastermind behind the failed assassination attempt of King James I.

Directed by J. Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed, The 5th Wave) and written by Ronan Bennett (Public Enemies) and Daniel West, the three-part drama also stars Liv Tyler (The Leftovers), Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake), Edward Holcroft (Kingsman), Shaun Dooley (Broadchurch), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), with "Downton Abbey" actor Tom Cullen portraying infamous English co-conspirator Guy Fawkes, who is now widely seen as a folk anti-hero whose image (known as the "Guy Fawkes mask") has become a symbol of radical protest.

"Gunpowder," which already aired in the UK in October, will be making its US debut on December 18th on HBO.

synopsis:
Gunpowder, a three-part thriller based on the 17th century events that led to Guy Fawkes Day, stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as Robert Catesby, who was the driving force behind the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 London.

The story focuses on Catesby, a committed Catholic at a time when Protestant England persecuted Catholics relentlessly, as his refusal to abandon his religion brings him to the edge of financial, social and psychological ruin. Mark Gatiss (Game of Thrones, Sherlock) plays Robert Cecil, King James' spymaster, who directs efforts to hunt down, torture and kill priests, while rank-and-file Catholics are subject to oppression and the loss of their property.

The miniseries chronicles the evolution of the plot, the selection of collaborators to carry it out, the gathering of resources and the obstacles to its execution — as Catesby’s team plays a deadly cat and mouse game with Cecil’s ruthless spy network.

The cast also features Peter Mullan (Cinemax’s Quarry) as the Jesuit Father Garnet, who advocates peaceful protestation, and Liv Tyler (The Leftovers) as Catesby’s astute and capable cousin, Anne Vaux, who becomes suspicious about his activities and fears the consequences will be the exact opposite of what Catesby intends.

 

directed by   J. Blakeson

starring   Kit Harington, Tom Cullen, Peter Mullan, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley, Mark Gatiss, Liv Tyler

release date   December 18, 2017 (on HBO)

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