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Gunpowder Set for HBO Europe


Endemol Shine International has inked a deal with HBO Europe for the drama Gunpowder to air across the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Spain.

Produced by Kudos, part of Endemol Shine Group, in association with Thriker Films, the 17th-century thriller was previously picked up by HBO in North America. The miniseries stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings). It debuted on BBC One in the U.K. in October.

Ragnhild Thorbech, the senior VP of acquisitions and programming at 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, the CEO of Endemol Shine International, added, “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 lineup 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.”

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