‘The Leftovers’ season 3, ‘Sherlock’ stars join ‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington in Guy Fawkes miniseries
Kit Harington may be continuing to appear as Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones,” but he’s certainly finding some ways to keep his schedule busy during the off months! The actor is going to be starring and executive-producing a three-part BBC One – Guy Fawkes miniseries entitled “Gunpowder,” which is set in 1605 and revolves around the attempt by provincial English Catholics to try and blow up the House of Lords. Oh, and they also wanted to kill King James I in order to eventually bring their branch of the church back to the throne.
The legend of Guy Fawkes has certainly spread ever since — there are many events commemorating him, and that is without even bringing up “V for Vendetta” and throwing that into the mix here.
According to Deadline, we know now today a few more people who are going to be joining Harington within this project. (Kit, if you do not remember, is playing Robert Catesby, the man who actually devised the operation — and is far less famous now than Fawkes.)
Liv Tyler – Coming out of the third and final season of “The Leftovers,” the actress (who you may also know for her work on the “Lord of the Rings” franchise) will be playing Anne Vaux, described as being a “concerned” cousin of Catesby in the project.
Mark Gatiss – The “Sherlock” star and co-showrunner is jumping in front of the camera again here to play the part of Robert Cecil, a “spymaster” for the king who works to thwart these sort of plans with regularity.
Peter Mullan – Finally, the “Top of the Lake” actor will be taking on the role of head Jesuit Father Garnet.
We hope that this project ends up being as entertaining / interesting as it sounds on paper; it is absolutely clear to us that there are some really interesting things that could be coming about with this, but we do want to reserve a certain degree of a verdict until we actually get a chance to see it.
For now, just be sure to share your thoughts on the multitude of castings for this project in the comments! (Photo: BBC One.)