The new BBC drama set to tell the real story behind the 1605 plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament just got some very big stars in its arsenal. Fresh off filming the latest series of Game of Thrones, actor Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) will be playing the real brains behind the operation Robert Catesby.
The show aptly named Gunpowder will be airing this October (presumedly the season finale will be on the 5th) and it will deal with the real story behind the bonfire night and the poem ‘Remember, remember the 5th of November’ made internationally famous in V for Vendetta.
Liv Tyler will also be making her British TV debut as Ann Vaux, Catesby’s cousin and the two will be starring alongside Sherlock alum Mark Gatiss as the King’s spymaster. Should be a fascinating look at one of Britain’s most famous but least known stories.