Show of the week
Harington: A terrorist for Christ
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He’s not playing Jon Snow, but Kit Harington does enough brooding in this three-part historical drama to keep his Game of Thrones fans temporarily sated. Harington stars as his own distant forebear, Robert Catesby, who with Guy Fawkes and other Catholics plotted in 1605 to blow up England’s House of Lords and assassinate King James I. It was a violent time, violent enough that the scenes of torture and execution shocked British viewers when Gunpowder aired in the U.K. Still, Harington’s passion project captures the furies unleashed by any existential threat to faith and family. Begins Monday, Dec. 18, at 10 p.m., HBO ■