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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Headlines BBC ‘Gunpowder’ Drama

Kit Harrington rocking his best 17th century look (Photo: BBC)

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan wondering how you’ll pass the time during the series’ (likely quite lengthy) hiatus, don’t worry. You won’t have to go that long without seeing its star Kit Harington on your television screen again.

The Thrones actor has the leading role in upcoming BBC series Gunpowder, a three-part drama which tells the story of the infamous Gunpowder Plot. This is the 17th conspiracy that meant to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I, so that a Catholic monarch could be restored to the throne of England. 

Watch the Trailer for the Third and Final Season of ‘The Fall’

Gillian Anderson in "The Fall". (Photo: BBC/Netflix)

The BBC has released the first teaser for the third season of psychological thriller The Fall, and it’s basically guaranteed to seriously stress you out.

The crime drama stars Gillian Anderson as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, on the hunt for uber-creepy serial killer Paul Spector, a normal-seeming married man who secretly stalks and murders successful, young professional women.  Spector is played by 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, and is basically terrifying. 

The Trailer for ‘The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses’ Looks Amazing

Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III. (Photo: BBC)

The BBC has released another trailer for its upcoming sequel to The Hollow Crown. Subtitled The Wars of the Roses the series is the centerpiece of the corporation’s big celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare’s death.

The original Hollow Crown aired in 2013 and adapted four of the Bard’s history plays – Richard II, Henry IV Pts. 1 and 2 and Henry V – into a single chronological narrative, and had the same actors play the same roles across all the plays. This second series is comprised of adaptations of Richard III and Henry VI, though they’re streamlining the latter into two films, rather than three. (Which, on the whole, is probably a good decision.)

These plays recount the story of the titular Wars of the Roses, when two families – the Plantagenets and the Lancasters – battled for control of England’s crown. 

Get Your First Look at ‘Hollow Crown’ Sequel ‘The Wars of the Roses’

Benedict Cumberbatch, probably hoping for a horse, in "The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses" (Photo: BBC)

This week, the BBC announced that they are planning an all-out celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death this spring. The month-long BBC 2016 Shakespeare Festival will kick off on the Bard’s birthday – April 23 – and include exiting new programming across all the corporation’s television, radio, online and educational platforms.

A centerpiece of this festival will be the premiere of the highly anticipated sequel to 2013’s critically acclaimed series The Hollow Crown.

Preview the New BBC Adaptation of Agatha Christie's ‘And Then There Were None’

The cast of "And Then There Were None" find themselves stranded. (Photo: BBC)

The BBC is set to debut a brand new television adaptation of Agatha Christie’s most popular work, And Then There Were None, this holiday season.

The new drama, produced as part of a celebration of Christie’s 125th birthday will feature an illustrious, all-star ensemble cast that includes Aidan Turner, Charles Dance, Miranda Richardson, Anna Maxwell Martin, Douglas Booth, Burn Gorman, Sam Neill, Toby Stephens and more. (Wow!)

Watch: ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lily James in New BBC 'War and Peace' Adaptation

Lily James (and her amazing outfits) star in the BBC's new "War and Peace". (Photo: BBC)

If you’re a fan of especially elaborate period dramas – or possibly just had to take a lot of English classes in college – you’re going to be pretty excited about this news.

The BBC is set to release a new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace, and the event series is being described as “one of the most ambitious” ever produced for the corporation.

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