December 12, 2017
By Rachel Ho
Endemol Shine International announced they have struck a deal with HBO Europe for visceral drama Gunpowder to air across the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Spain this year.
Produced by Kudos, part of Endemol Shine Group in association with Thriker Films and commissioned by BBC One, the 17th century thriller has previously sold to HBO in North America.
Starring Kit Harington (‘Game of Thrones’), Peter Mullan (‘Top of the Lake’), Mark Gatiss (‘Sherlock’) and Liv Tyler (‘Lord of the Rings’), Gunpowder is written by Ronan Bennett (‘Top Boy’, ‘Hidden’) and is directed by J Blakeson (‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’). The gripping miniseries launched on BBC One in October.
Ragnhild Thorbech, SVP Acquisitions & Programming, HBO Europe said, “It is a pleasure to offer our many subscribers across Europe an early Christmas gift in the form of this new and exciting miniseries. Not only fans of Kit Harington, but also thriller fans can look forward to this historical, explosive miniseries event”.
Cathy Payne, CEO of Endemol Shine International says; “Gunpowder is a powerful drama that delivered brilliant ratings for BBC One. With high production values and a stellar international cast we expect HBO Europe viewers to be equally gripped. HBO Europe’s line up continues to feature many of the strongest television offerings we have seen available globally in 2017 and we are pleased to continue our ongoing relationship.”