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Program Synopsis

KLONDIKE follows the lives of two childhood best friends, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, in 1897 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. Production began in March 2013 on location in Alberta.The miniseries stars Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart, Greg Lawson, Conor Leslie, Richard Madden, Tim Blake Nelson, Augustus Prew, Johnny Simmons, with Tim Roth and Sam Shepard.

Jan 20, 21 & 22 @ 9 pm ET / 9 pm PT.

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Series Concept
Discovery’s first scripted mini-series is based on Charlotte Gray’s book Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike. Her tale brings to life the story of six strangers and their collective fight for survival and wealth in a small, frontier town...

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Episodic Information by Season(s)
# Title Description Assets Available
1 Episode 1
Having just graduated, two friends travel thousands of miles to Dawson City in the summer of 1897, to strike it rich by finding gold in the Klondike.       See More
2 Episode 2
Still determined to find out who killed his friend, Haskell continues to work his claim, as Belinda and the Count escalate their battle to control business in Dawson City.   See More
3 Episode 3
Having discovered gold on his claim, William Haskell soon decides to leave Dawson City, but not before he has avenged the murder of his friend.   See More