Gunpowder Season 2?
Kit Harington has explained the decision to make HBO’s BBC export a short one-and-done drama — as opposed to a multi-season story, per Deadline:
We initially pitched it as a 4-part drama. If we had gone for it as four one-hour episodes, we could’ve developed other stories within there. We could’ve had a greater female presence. You know we had a story that involved Queen Anne that we had to cut, unfortunately.
In the end it, you know, the decision was made that we need to make this a more streamlined story. At three hours, that’s going to have more impact, and I think in the end it was right.
You know, it’s like a quick fast-paced thriller and I think that we would have lost our audience if we tried to string out another hour of it, when again like you say, they know what happens. They know that the gunpowder under Parliament doesn’t go off. If they’re waiting for the final episode for that boom not to happen we may have stretched their patience a bit far. And I think, actually, that the three-hour format was the better one in the end.
Are you a fan of Gunpowder? Would you want the series to run for multiple seasons? Are three episodes enough?