Klondike, announced last year will be Discovery Channel’s first scripted mini-series. Based on the book “Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike” by Charlotte Gray. It is set in the 1890s and follows the story of six strangers and their battle for survival and wealth in a small, frontier town in the remote Klondike. It centers on two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein. Once they hear a story of a miner who struck it rich, they decide to leave New York behind and start a misguided adventure to the gold rush capital of Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory.
Ridley Scott is the executive producer and the cast is headed by Richard Madden (Robb Stark on “Game of Thrones”), with Abbie Cornish (“RoboCop”), Tim Roth (“Lie to Me,” “Pulp Fiction”) and Sam Shepard (“August: Osage County”).