Game of Thrones' Kit Harington Eyed for Guy Fawkes BBC Miniseries

The gunpowder treason shall never be forgot, now that Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is in talks to star in a three-part miniseries based on 17th Century British radical Guy Fawkes.

The project, titled Gunpowder, is in conjunction with Kudos, the UK production company responsible for Broadchurch and Humans.

Per our sister site DeadlineGunpowder is set in the year 1605 and chornicles the attempt made by Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I, all in an effort to help restore a Catholic to the crown. The plot was ultimately thwarted by authorities after explosives were spotted near Westminster Palace.

Though a writer is not yet attached, Harington was rumored to be developing a screenplay based on the same event. He recently revealed that he is a direct descendant of Robert Catesby, who plotted alongside Fawkes leading up to the historical incident.

Would you tune in for a Kit Harington-led miniseries about Guy Fawkes?

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  1. Johnny C says:

    Remember, remember the fifth of November,
    Gunpowder treason and plot.
    We see no reason
    Why gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot!

    Guy Fawkes, guy, t’was his intent
    To blow up king and parliament.
    Three score barrels were laid below
    To prove old England’s overthrow.

    By god’s mercy he was catch’d
    With a darkened lantern and burning match.
    So, holler boys, holler boys, Let the bells ring.
    Holler boys, holler boys, God save the king.

    And what shall we do with him?
    Burn him!

  2. O'yaya says:

    That’s funny I remember reading an article with him saying as soon as game of thrones is over he’s going to “bury himself in features”

  3. Fidel says:

    My dead hamster is better actor than him.