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As Catesby and his men load 6,000 pounds of gunpowder into a secret cellar underneath Parliament, Father Garnet is visited by the Constable of Castile, who pressures him to reveal details of Catesby's plot. An unwitting revelation allows the King to catch wind of the plan. Anne implores Catesby to flee the country for the sake of his young son, as Cecil and his men close in.
Catesby and his close friend Thomas Wintour travel to mainland Europe to seek the assistance of the Catholic King of Spain. In England, Lord Cecil uses devious methods to locate Catesby. In Flanders, Catesby and Wintour are introduced to Guy Fawkes. Returning to England, Catesby and his supporters work out the logistics for a bold plan to overthrow King James.
England, 1603. After the death of Elizabeth I, English Catholics are persecuted and mass is forbidden under the rule of King James I. When the King's Men commit a gruesome atrocity, a young nobleman, Robert Catesby, resolves to avenge his kin and defend his faith by any means necessary.
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- Premiered: October 21, 2017
- Rating: TV-MA
- Premise: A three-part series recounting the Gunpowder Plot in early 17th-century England, when a group of persecuted Catholics conspired to blow up the House of Lords and overthrow King James I. (more)