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GUNPOWDER – ORIGINAL TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE

Sony Music has digitally released the GUNPOWDER – Original Television Soundtrack. The album features the TV series’ original score by Oscar-nominated composer Volker Bertelmann, also known as Hauschka. The series, which stars Kit Harrington of Game of Thrones, premieres today on HBO.

Pre-order now:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gunpowder-original-television-soundtrack/1324020789

“Working on Gunpowder with the great director J Blakeson was a pleasure. The topic of this TV series is pretty violent at times and it was not always easy to find the right tonality, but the collaborative process with J was great and productive because it had clarity. I am very pleased with the result,” says Volker of his work on the score.

Gunpowder, a three-part thriller based on the 17th century events that led to Guy Fawkes Day, is coming to HBO. The miniseries, written by Ronan Bennet (Top Boy) and directed by J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as Robert Catesby, who was the driving force behind the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 London.

The story focuses on Catesby, a committed Catholic at a time when Protestant England persecuted Catholics relentlessly, as his refusal to abandon his religion brings him to the edge of financial, social and psychological ruin. Mark Gatiss (Game of Thrones, Sherlock) plays Robert Cecil, King James’ spymaster, who directs efforts to hunt down, torture and kill priests, while rank-and-file Catholics are subject to oppression and the loss of their property.

The miniseries chronicles the evolution of the plot, the selection of collaborators to carry it out, the gathering of resources and the obstacles to its execution — as Catesby’s team plays a deadly cat and mouse game with Cecil’s ruthless spy network.

The cast also features Peter Mullan (Cinemax’s Quarry) as the Jesuit Father Garnet, who advocates peaceful protestation, and Liv Tyler (The Leftovers) as Catesby’s astute and capable cousin, Anne Vaux, who becomes suspicious about his activities and fears the consequences will be the exact opposite of what Catesby intends.

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