Kit Harington Plans A Guy Fawkes Drama

“Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington is set to star in and produce “Gunpowder,” a drama thriller three-part mini-series about Guy Fawkes for The BBC.

The story is based on a real-life Catholic plot (the so-called Gunpowder Plot) in 1605 in England, led by Fawkes, to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London and to kill King James I.

Kudos (“Spooks”) will produce the show with Harington’s Thriker Films label. Harington revealed on a BBC chat-show earlier this year that he was related to Robert Catesby, one of the plotters, and that he was working on a screenplay about the events.

Source: Variety