Kit Harington And Liv Tyler In BBC's Upcoming 'Gunpowder' Miniseries

BBC has an upcoming miniseries about the infamous "Gunpowder" treason and plot, and Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington just happens to be in it. The unsuccessful Catholic attempt to blow up Protestant King James I of England in 1605 has lived on in infamy, and the upcoming three-part mini-series will tell a different side of the story.

Harington plays Robert Catesby, largely believed to be the main driving mind behind the entire ordeal. This will be a departure from the usual take on the events of November 5th (remember remember) 1605, as usually we hear all about Guy Fawkes.

The mini-series will be hitting BBC sometime in the fall, and today they released their first teaser. Knowing their audiences as they do, having Kit on board, they released this short 30-second clip with the caption "Autumn is coming":

Kit Harington And Liv Tyler In BBC's Upcoming 'Gunpowder' Miniseries
Liv Tyler in "Gunpowder"

Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings) plays Lady Anne Vaux, cousin to Catesby, and another key player in the plot. Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) will be playing Guy Fawkes, while Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) will play Robert Cecil, King James's chief spymaster. Edward Holcroft (Wolf Hall) is playing Thomas Wintour, Catesby's friend and co-plotter.

Kit Harington And Liv Tyler In BBC's Upcoming 'Gunpowder' Miniseries

Rounding out the cast are Robert Emms (Happy Valley) as Father Gerard, a firebrand young priest;  Shaun Dooley (Broadchurch) as Sir William Wade, Lieutenant of The Tower and Robert Cecil's right-hand man; with some possible light relief in the form of comic actors David Bamber as the Earl of Northumberland and Kevin Eldon as Sir Joseph Hawksworth.

Early assumptions are that the mini-series will air on BBC on or around November 5th, seeing as how the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot is still honored in England. No word on an official US airdate.

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