"Game of Thrones"' star Kit Harington (aka Jon Snow [VIDEO]) will play a major role in the new BBC's three-part TV miniseries about the seventeenth-century Gunpowder Plot. Kit Harington will star as Robert Catesby, while Tom Cullen will star as Guy Fawkes. BBC One teased the debut of the new show with a catchphrase in pure "Game of Thrones" style: "Autumn is coming." You can find the brand new teaser trailer of "Gunpowder" at the bottom of the article!

What the miniseries is about

The drama follows the story of the group of provincial British Catholics who attempt to kill King James I and to blow up the House of Lords in 1605.

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Guy Fawkes, who is a worldwide known figure since the debut of the dystopian political thriller film "V for Vendetta", played a crucial role in the Gunpowder plot, but the mastermind behind the plan was actually Robert Catesby.

Catesby's plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament to fuel a popular revolt during which a Catholic monarch would be restored to the English throne.

The guy from the Iron Bank will be there too

The British television drama program is produced by Kudos and Kit Harington's Thriker Films. The mini series is written by Northen Irish novelist and screenwriter Ronan Bennett and directed by J Blakeson ("The Disappearance of Alice Creed").

Peter Mullan will star as Henry Garnet and Liv Tyler as Anne Vaux. Mark Gatiss (who wrote for and acted in "Doctor Who" and "Sherlock", will star as Robert Cecil. Gatiss is also known for his role as Tycho Nestoris (the Iron Bank's emissary) in the HBO series "Game of Thrones [VIDEO]".

The Guy Fawkes Night

Also known as Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is a commemoration observed on 5 November in Great Britain.

Traditionally, in the weeks running up to the 5th, children made "guys" (effigies supposedly of Fawkes) usually made from old clothes stuffed with newspaper and fitted with a grotesque mask, to be burnt on the 5 November bonfire.

Watch 'Gunpowder' teaser trailer

Here you are the official first teaser trailer for the BBC's mini series:

'Gunpowder' release date

We don't have an official release date for "Gunpowder" at the moment, but according to the teasing words chosen by BBC One to announce the arrival of the show ("Autumn is coming. Kit Harington stars as Robert Catesby in our brand new three-part drama #Gunpowder. Coming soon to BBC One"), it's very likely that the mini series will premiere in the next few weeks. After all, the fifth of November is approaching!