added: Sun, Oct 27th '13
The Discovery Channel, largely known for Mythbusters and Shark week, breaks new ground with "Klondike," the cable network's first ever scripted mini-series. Starring Richard Madden (aka Robb Stark from Game of Thrones) and Augustus Prew (Kick-Ass 2), the television epic, from executive-producer Ridley Scott, brings Charlotte Gray's book "Gold Diggers" to life, depicting the dangerous and cutthroat world of the 1890s gold rush.
Madden and Prew play two highly-ambitious, lifelong friends who get more than they bargained for when they go digging for nugget-shaped treasures in and around the snowy-covered terrain of Canada's Yukon: a ferocious territory where apparently dreams are often broken by pistol-toting backstabbers.
Co-starring Tim Roth, Sam Shepard, Abbie Cornish, and Tim Blake Nelson, "Klondike" premieres in January, but you can get a nice taste of what will be in store for viewers by watching this newly-released trailer. Enjoy.
Klondike follows the lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our heroes in a land full of undiscovered wealth, but ravaged by harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters including greedy businessmen, seductive courtesans and native tribes witnessing the destruction of their people and land by opportunistic entrepreneurs.
directed by Simon Cellan Jones
starring Richard Madden, Augustus Prew, Tim Roth, Sam Shepard, Abbie Cornish, Tim Blake Nelson, Ian Hart, Conor Leslie, Johnny Simmons
release date January 2014 (on Discovery)