Kit Harington's New TV Show Is as Gory as Game of Thrones

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Kit Harington's New TV Show Is as Gory as Game of Thrones
If you thought Kit Harington's new show Gunpowder was going to be a typical BBC drama - a lavish historical adaptation with plenty of big names and beautiful cinematography - prepare to be shocked. Sure, the UK the series definitely packs a punch when it comes to star power, with Harington joined by stars like Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss. The setting is definitely atmospheric, too, but it's also unforgiving when it comes to showing the realities of life in England in the 17th century. Following in the footsteps of shows like Taboo and Peaky Blinders, it heads into seriously dark territory. In the first episode alone, viewers witness brutal executions played out in their full gory glory, including one particularly gruesome moment when a young priest is hung, drawn, and quartered. The Guardian describes the show as "Game of Thrones minus dragons plus history", and it's true that thematically and visually,
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