It looks like fans won’t miss Kit Harington that much on television. Although it will still take about two years before viewers get to see Game of Thrones” Season 8, the 30-year-old actor will be seen in the new mini-television show Gunpowder on BBC One.

Rose Leslie’s fiancé had been lined up to do historical drama, and he admitted that he already had enough to be in this kind of genre. Is the British drama similar to the television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel series?

The similarities and differences of Jon Snow and Robert Catesby

“There was a certain level of this being in a cloak and with a sword and all of that, and I thought ‘here we go again,’” Kit Harington said about “Gunpowder” comparing it to “Game of Thrones.”

The actor best known for his role as Jon Snow in the original HBO series is going to play the role of Robert Catesby. His role also has the same long curly hair, a beard, and a sword in his hand.

“But maybe I love it, I don’t know,” he admitted to Radio Times.

He might never know but portraying this kind of role might be something that he secretly loves and will do forever. However, there are also some differences between the two characters that he portrays. Although he described Robert as “troubled, angsty, and emo-ey,” he is much darker and has a real demon inside him that he is trying to expel compared to Snow.

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Harington’s take on his medieval and historical drama roles

As Kit Harington has been doing “Game of Thrones” since 2011, he admitted that he wanted to quit riding the horse and be in another era.

"I think [the role of Robert] fit quite well with me not being able to cut my hair!” he said about his role as Robert Catesby in “Gunpowder.” He explained that he couldn't even understand himself about his desire to be in muddy and cold places, ending up riding horses.

Aside from being the television show’s actor, Harington is also one of the miniseries’ executive producers. He said that being behind the camera excites him more than being under the spotlight. He even said that he will continue producing shows, although he has no idea yet what project he is going to do next.

"I'm personally done now with Medieval in the 1600s…" he assured. Harington aspired to hold guns on his next series and be in more modern settings.

“Gunpowder” is set to be released on October 21 on BBC One. The show will follow Robert Catesby’s story as the leader of the Gunpowder Plot. Contrary to the popular belief that it was Guy Fawkes, Robert was the man behind it. On the other hand, “Game of Thrones” Season 8 is expected to be out in 2019 on HBO.

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