While Kit Harington doesn’t seem to be leaving “Game of Thrones” anytime soon, one of the luxuries that comes with the HBO show having such a huge cast and filming relatively-short seasons is rather simple: It gives him the freedom and flexibility to look up some other projects here and there.
With this in mind, we bring you the news on another project that he’s got lined up now in “Gunpowder.” Per a new report from Deadline, Harington is in talks to star in what would be a three-part BBC event about an attempt by Guy Fawkes and other English Catholics to try and kill King James 1 by attacking and destroying the House of Lords. Per history, this plan never came to fruition, but it was a calculated plan to try to bring the Catholic Church back to English royalty. It’s an ambitious project for Harington to take on, and even if you’re not familiar with the history, odds are that you’ve at least heard of Fawkes at some point over the years.
The BBC has established itself as the primo destination for miniseries; “War and Peace” was sensational earlier this year, and “The Night Manager” ended up being the recipient of Emmys in America.
We’re also rather thrilled about this project — even if it is not officially a go for series just yet — simply because it shows further that more and more TV stars are realizing the value that can come with sticking to this medium over taking lesser roles in movies. Kit could easily fill up his “Game of Thrones” offseason with mediocre movie projects if he wanted to, and we’re glad he’s not going in that direction.
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