Based on real-life events and set in the early 1600s when Protestant England mercilessly persecuted Catholics under King James I, Gunpowder on HBO Max is a historical thriller starring Kit Harrington as Robert Catesby. The series follows Catesby and his Catholic allies as they plot and plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill the monarch for committing atrocities against followers of their faith.
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How Many Episodes Are in Gunpowder?
There are three episodes in Gunpowder. The runtime of the episodes is 59 minutes. You can check the complete list of Gunpowder episodes and their release dates below.
- “Episode 1”: October 21, 2017
- “Episode 2”: October 21, 2017
- “Episode 3”: October 21, 2017
What Are the Critics Saying About Gunpowder?
Gunpowder has an official critics rating of 72% on Rotten Tomatoes. The series also has a user score of 6.6/10 on IMDB.
Lacy Baugher from The Tracking Board writes, “Given its dramatic subject matter, strong performances, and handsome production values, this series should satisfy anyone with a love for British historical drama. It’s thoughtful and well-made.”
Vulture’s Jen Chaney says, “The biggest issue with Gunpowder, though, is that it’s dominated by excessively talky scenes that often unfold in hushed tones and undercut the urgency of what’s happening.”
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Is Gunpowder Suitable for Kids?
Gunpowder is rated TV-MA, which means it is meant for viewing by mature audiences only. The content material is not suitable for children under 17.