or


[10/31/17 - 09:02 AM]
"Gunpowder," Three-Part Historical Thriller Starring Kit Harington, Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss and Liv Tyler, to Debut in December, Exclusively on HBO in the U.S.
Harington is a descendant of Robert Catesby, the central figure in the story, and plays him in the show.

[via press release from HBO]

"GUNPOWDER," THREE-PART HISTORICAL THRILLER STARRING KIT HARINGTON, PETER MULLAN, MARK GATISS AND LIV TYLER, TO DEBUT IN DECEMBER, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO IN THE U.S.

GUNPOWDER, a three-part thriller based on the real-life 17th century events that led to Guy Fawkes Day, will debut on HBO this December. The first episode will debut MONDAY, DEC. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the other parts the subsequent two nights - TUESDAY, DEC. 19 and WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20 - at the same time. It is produced by Kudos (part of Endemol Shine Group) in association with Thriker Films, originally for BBC One.

The show will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals.

Kit Harington (HBO's "Game of Thrones"), Peter Mullan (CINEMAX's "Quarry"), Mark Gatiss ("Sherlock") and Liv Tyler (HBO's "The Leftovers") star in the miniseries, which is written by Ronan Bennett ("Top Boy"), directed by J Blakeson ("The Disappearance of Alice Creed")

Harington, who is also a co-executive producer on the show, has a personal connection to the real-life source of GUNPOWDER. The actor is a descendant of Robert Catesby, the central figure in the story, and plays him in the show.

"We are delighted to offer a platform for a project that is so close to Kit Harington's heart," says Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming. "Kit's passion for and belief in GUNPOWDER are evident in every frame of the miniseries."

"Three years ago, Daniel West and I conceived and began developing GUNPOWDER with Kudos and Ronan Bennett," notes Harington. "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."

"We are thrilled that HBO has come on board as our U.S. partner for this outstanding miniseries," says Cathy Payne, chief executive, Endemol Shine International. "It is a testament to the producers Kudos and Thriker Films and the amazing cast."

Diederick Santer, CEO of Kudos adds, "GUNPOWDER is an explosive tale that has been hugely popular with BBC One audiences in the U.K. HBO is the ideal partner to bring this premium miniseries to viewers in the U.S., and with a magnificent cast and script, we expect the drama to be unmissable viewing stateside."

Originally commissioned by BBC One in the U.K., GUNPOWDER stars Kit Harington as Robert Catesby, who was the driving force behind the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 London. A committed Catholic at a time when Protestant England persecutes Catholics relentlessly, Catesby's refusal to abandon his religion brings him to the edge of financial, social and psychological ruin. Mark Gatiss plays Robert Cecil, King James' spymaster, who directs efforts to hunt down, torture and kill priests, while rank-and-file Catholics are subject to oppression and the loss of their property.

Peter Mullan portrays head Jesuit Father Garnet, whose peaceful protestations have little effect on Catesby. Liv Tyler plays Catesby's astute and capable cousin, Anne Vaux, who becomes suspicious about his activities and fears the consequences will be the exact opposite of what Catesby intends.

GUNPOWDER chronicles the evolution of the plot, the selection of collaborators to carry it out, the gathering of resources and the obstacles to its execution, even as Catesby's team plays a deadly cat and mouse game with Cecil's ruthless spy network.

Also starring in GUNPOWDER are Edward Holcroft ("Kingsman: The Golden Circle"), Shaun Dooley ("Broadchurch"), Tom Cullen ("Downton Abbey"), Robert Emms ("War Horse"), Derek Riddell ("The Missing"), Sian Webber ("EastEnders"), David Bamber (HBO's "Rome") and Kevin Eldon (HBO's "Game of Thrones").

Produced by Kudos, part of Endemol Shine Group, in association with Thriker Films for BBC One, GUNPOWDER is executive produced by Ollie Madden for Kudos, Matthew Read for the BBC and Ronan Bennett; Kit Harington and Daniel West are co-executive producers for Thriker Films; Laurie Borg is producer; directed by J Blakeson; written by Ronan Bennett. Endemol Shine International distributes the series internationally. The deal with HBO was struck by Matt Creasey, executive vice president, Sales & Acquisitions, Endemol Shine International.

Endemol Shine Group is a global content powerhouse creating world class content for all platforms. As a producer and distributor, Endemol Shine Group works on a unique local and global axis comprising of more than 100 companies in over 20 markets. The company is the world's largest independent producer and traveller of formats with 43 being adapted outside their own market in 2016. Global hits include many non-scripted formats such as "Masterchef," "Big Brother," "Your Face Sounds Familiar," "Fear Factor" and "Hunted." The drama portfolio boasts worldwide blockbusters such as "Black Mirror," "Humans," "Peaky Blinders" and "Broadchurch," which have each sold in 100 or more markets. Endemol Shine Group is also behind Sweden's critically acclaimed hit "Bron"/"The Bridge," which has been successfully adapted for different local regions. Delivering 700 productions in over 50 languages, the Group's portfolio enthralls and inspires across scripted and non-scripted genres; coupled with digital, gaming, brands and licensing and distribution operations.





  [october 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· GUNPOWDER (HBO)





[10/14/18 - 04:30 PM]
The CW Network Launches #CWOpenToAll, Proclaiming the Network's Commitment to Representation and Inclusion
"We think this campaign really captures the spirit and mission of The CW and why our fans come to us," said Mark Pedowitz.

[10/14/18 - 04:04 PM]
"Breeders" Ordered to Series at FX - New Comedy Starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard Takes a Modern Day Look at Parenthood
The 10-episode first season will premiere on FX in 2020.

[10/14/18 - 08:28 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Cruises to Victory with College Football
The Alphabet takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/14/18 - 07:49 AM]
College Football Week 7: ABC's "Saturday Night Football" Up an Impressive 57% Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 13.

[10/13/18 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Last Man Standing" Top Demo Race
The network take home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS is the most-watched network.

[10/12/18 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 12
Updates include: Netflix cancels "Marvel's Iron Fist" after two seasons; Danny Trejo to star in ABC's "Food & Familia"; and FOX extends "Lethal Weapon" by two episodes, with Damon Wayans.

[10/12/18 - 03:26 PM]
"The Good Place" & "Superstore" Debuts Set Series Records in Digital
NBC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/12/18 - 12:32 PM]
"Momentum Generation," Chronicling the Extraordinary Experiences of a Band of Youthful Surfers Who Transformed the Sport, Debuts Tuesday, Dec. 11 on HBO
HBO Sports takes a deep dive into the fascinating, constantly evolving world of surfing, exploring how a group of dedicated teenagers changed the sport and its culture in the 1990s.

[10/12/18 - 11:44 AM]
Freeform's Newly Expanded "31 Nights of Halloween" Launches with Gains Over the Prior Year, as 'Hocus Pocus' Reaches 8.2 Million Viewers in Its First Week
Freeform further spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/12/18 - 11:31 AM]
Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, Simon McBurney and Annabelle Wallis Join the Cast of the New Showtime(R) Limited Series Based on "The Loudest Voice in the Room"
The series stars Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe in the title role and Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson.

[10/12/18 - 10:28 AM]
The Games Begin in January as Dwayne Johnson, Simon Cowell and Ellen Degeneres Join NBC's Powerful Primetime Schedule
"The Titan Games," "America's Got Talent: The Champions" and "Ellen's Game of Games" will all kick off 2019 for the network.

[10/12/18 - 10:20 AM]
Tamara Taylor and J.C. Mackenzie to Lead the Cast of "October Faction"
Aurora Burghart, Gabriel Darku, Wendy Crewson, Megan Follows and Stephen McHattie will also star in the Netflix series.

[10/12/18 - 10:00 AM]
Tyra Banks Returns as Eve in the Freeform Original Film "Life-Size 2," Premiering Sunday, Dec. 2
Grace Manning (Francia Raisa) is the 20-something CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll.

[10/12/18 - 08:42 AM]
More Food, Fun, and Friendly Competition Are on the Menu on the New Season of "Guy's Ranch Kitchen"
The new season features Rocco DiSpirito, Duff Goldman, Eric Greenspan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Antonia Lofaso, Aaron May, Michael Mina, Marc Murphy, Damaris Phillips, Carl Ruiz, Aarti Sequeira, Michael Voltaggio, Justin Warner, and Jonathan Waxman.

[10/12/18 - 08:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in Latest FOX Victory
The network once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.