BBC One’s three-part drama Gunpowder will premiere on Saturday October 21st at 9:10pm, it has been announced.
Gunpowder explores the true story behind the legend, including the fact that it was not Guy Fawkes but Robert Catesby who devised the plot. This fast-paced 17th century thriller delves into the history behind the plot’s evolution, the selection of the team to carry it out, the gathering of the resources, and the obstacles they came up against. It follows both the gunpowder plotters and Robert Cecil, the spymaster-in-chief of King James I whose network of spies pursues them in a cat and mouse game.
The three-parter was developed for television by Ronan Bennett, Kit Harington and Daniel West and was penned by Top Boy scribe Ronan Bennett. It is being produced by Endemol Shine’s Kudos in association with Thriker Films and stars Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Mark Gatiss, Peter Mullan, Tom Cullen, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley and Robert Emms. The executive producers are Ollie Madden for Kudos and Matthew Read for the BBC. Kit Harington and Daniel West are co-executive producers for Thriker Films. Laurie Borg is producing, while J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) is the director.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.