HBO Have Picked Up Kit Harington's 'Gunpowder' Series

The moody actor has served them well

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Given HBO did Sky (and the UK as a result) a favour by sharing Game of Thrones, it only seems right we repay them with equally gruesome costume drama.

Luckily BBC One's Gunpowder, staring the King in the North Kit Harington himself, has taken their fancy and the American TV channel have acquired the series with plans to release it in three instalments in December.

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The series is based on the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 where a group of Catholics unsuccessfully tried to kill the King of England by blowing up the House of Lords. Harington plays ringleader Robert Catesby, a Catholic during the time of their prosecution by Protestants.

Speaking about the acquisition Harington said, "Three years ago, Daniel West and I conceived and began developing Gunpowder with Kudos and Ronan Bennett. We are now thrilled to share this unique story with the U.S. audience. I can't think of a better place to do that than my home at HBO."

Kary Antholis, president of HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming added: "We are delighted to offer a platform for a project that is so close to Kit Harington's heart. Kit's passion for and belief in Gunpowder are evident in every frame of the miniseries."

Given there's no confirmed release date for season 8, it's nice we have help our friends over the pond out in these Kit-less times