The BBC has making a new drama series that focuses on the famous Gunpowder Plot, and it’s bringing in some star powder to help it blow up. Game of Thrones uber-hunk Kit Harington has joined the project as both star and producer.
According to Variety, the new series is in development under the working title Gunpowder. It will focus on the infamous Guy Fawkes - he of being 'burned every November' fame - and the attempt to explode the Houses of Parliament back in 1605.
The series will comprise of three hour long episodes, and be produced by production company Kudos, and Harington's Thriker Films.
While not confirmed by the stars, the Beeb or the production company, Harington has confessed a desire to work on more TV in the future. He told the Guardian:
"I'd love to go back into a top-quality TV show, because that's where storytelling is at its most exciting and dangerous at the moment.
Also, I've written three TV shows with my best friend, Dan West, two of which we have sold, so I would like to see myself producing. I met Dan at drama school - we live together and write together. It's like a sexless marriage."
Plus the actor has a personal connection to the Gunpowder Plot - he's related to Robert Catesby, one of the plotters involved.
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