DISCOVERY CHANNEL BRINGSITS FIRST SCRIPTED SERIES KLONDIKE
-Chronicling The Yukon Gold Rush Era-
New Delhi, June, 2014: Discovery Channel presents its first scripted series KLONDIKE, which focuses on the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s and is based on Charlotte Gray’s book Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike.
Featuring an all-star cast including Richard Madden (King of the North Robb Stark on Game of Thrones, A Promise), Abbie Cornish (RoboCop, Limitless), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs) and Sam Shepard (August: Osage County, Out Of The Furnace), KLONDIKE tells the powerful story of the last great Gold Rush in our history. This epic six hour series will air from June 23 to 28, every night at 10 PM.
Based on Charlotte Gray’s book "Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike," the six-part period drama brings to life the tale of seven strangers and their collective fight for survival and wealth in a small, frontier town in the remote Klondike. The journey begins in 1897 when two childhood best friends, Bill (Madden) and Epstein (Augustus Prew) make the perilous journey through the North American wilderness to Klondike boom town Dawson City, "The Paris of the North,” where neither law nor order prevailed. In the untamed Yukon Territory during a period of outrageous lawlessness — murder, revenge, riches, violence and redemption awaited these two young, ambitious men who made the arduous, back-breaking journey to Dawson City.
Commenting on the newseries, Rahul Johri, Executive Vice President & GM, South Asia and Head of Revenue, Pan-Regional Ad Sales and Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Discovery Channel continues to bring compelling storiesthat would be relatable to our audience.Klondiketransports viewers back to the tail end of 19th-century life, and is presented in a refreshing format to offer a contemporary appeal.”
KLONDIKE is a man-versus-nature tale that places the characters in a land full of undiscovered wealth, but ravaged by harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and deceptive, dangerous individuals fueled by desperateness — including greedy businessmen, seductive courtesans and native tribes witnessing the destruction of their people and land by opportunistic entrepreneurs.
Even danger and death could not stand in the way between the gold diggers and their opportunity to hit pay dirt.
Starting June 23, KLONDIKE, airs Monday to Saturday at 10 PM, only on Discovery Channel.
About Dawson City
Dawson City, Yukon, is the heart of the world-famous KLONDIKE Gold Rush. In August of 1896, three Yukon "Sourdoughs", George Carmack, Dawson Charlie, and Skookum Jim found gold in Rabbit Creek, now called Bonanza Creek, and changed the history of the Yukon forever. Thousands of pick-and-shovel miners, prospectors, storekeepers, saloon keepers, bankers, gamblers, prostitutes and con men from every corner of the continent poured through snow-choked mountain passes and down the Yukon River to stake their claim to fortune on creeks with names like Eldorado, Bonanza, Last Chance and Too Much Gold. Most seekers found no gold but the prospect of sudden riches was not all that mattered. For the numerous who embarked on the incredible journey, KLONDIKE represented a chance to change their fate and escape from the monotony of life. So will Bill and Byron they strike it rich?
About the star cast
On the heels of filming "August, Osage County," Academy Award Winner Chris Cooper will star in Discovery Channel's first-ever, scripted mini-series titled KLONDIKE, playing the role of Father Judge. Cooper won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in 2002 for the film "Adaptation." Additionally, Cooper's storied career includes roles in films such as "American Beauty," "The Bourne Identity," "The Patriot," "Breach" and "Syriana
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