WATCH: Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington Starring In New BBC Drama

If you're feeling like me, then you've got a massive Game of Thrones shaped hole in your heart right about now. I know, two years is so long to have to wait until the next series, but don't panic, because I may have found you something to tie yourself over with until our beloved show returns.

Kit Harington is starring in a new BBC drama called Gunpowder, which NGL looks incredible.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the trailer...

Credit: BBC

It looks like it's going to be so good! Plus TBH, I'll find any excuse to have Jon Snow back on my screen ASAP. Gunpowder is a three-part BBC One drama that's been developed by Kit Harington, written by Ronan Bennett and directed by J Blakeson.

It tells the story behind the Gunpowder Plot from the point of view of the disaffected Catholics, and the drama does focus on how despicably Catholics were treated in England in the early 1600s.

Kit has revealed there is a special reason for why he wanted to do the show, as he is actually a descendant of his character Robert Catesby, the man who was ultimately responsible for the Gunpowder Plot, and he plays him in the show.

The GoT actor recently went on The Jonathan Ross Show to discuss a 'hilarious' prank he pulled on fiancée, Rose Leslie...

Credit: The Jonathan Ross Show

Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show, Kit Harington said: "It turns out, now you've seen that, that she's not a big, like my family does April Fool's, her family doesn't do April Fool's.

"After that she was in tears. It didn't go down well. She pretty much told me if I did it ever again that would be it, and I think that's marriage included."

People on social media thought it was a pretty decent April Fool's joke, with one person saying: "You tease the one you love! That's how it works. Though if my husband tried this with me I'd probably just have shrugged and gone 'at least it's not my head.'"

Kit and Rose recently announced their engagement in a very old school way, a notice in The Times, which read: "Mr K.C. Harington and Miss R.E. Leslie - The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire."

Sounds a lot like a script from Games of Thrones.

Kit and Rose
Kit and Rose

The pair met while filming the hit HBO series, with Rose playing the wildling Ygritte, with whom Kit's character Jon Snow falls in love with. However, in true Game of Thrones style, she was killed off in the second-to-last episode of season four, when youngster Olly shot her in the back.

However, once their engagement was revealed, a person on Twitter discovered that they were actually distantly related. Kit's Wikipedia page says: "Through his paternal grandmother, Lavender Cecilia Denny, Harington's eighth-great-grandfather was Charles II of England."

Meanwhile Rose's has something very similar: "Her mother is Candida Mary Sibyl "Candy" Leslie (née Weld) of Clan Fraser, maternal great-granddaughter of Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lovat, and descendant of Charles II of England."

Thankfully for Rose and Kit, Charles II died in 1685 so you wouldn't imagine its implications are too severe.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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