Klondike (miniseries)

Klondike is a sixpart miniseries by the Discovery Channel that was broadcast on January 2022, 2014. It was the networks firstever scripted miniseries and was directed by Simon Cellan Jones and executive produced by Ridley Scott. Klondike stars Richard Madden and Augustus Prew as two adventurers who travel to the Yukon, Canada, in the late 1890s during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Klondike was greenlit by the Discovery Channel in December 2012. The network believed the miniseries would complement their other offerings, such as the reality series Gold Rush and Jungle Gold. Executive producer Dolores Gavin stated, Our audience loves the idea of the frontier spirit. That whole thing about man versus nature, man versus man, man versus selfthose are themes we talk about everyday on Discovery. There was really no difference when we started talking about this project because there were those similarities. It is the networks firstever scripted miniseries, and contains six parts.Set in the late 1890s, it is based upon Charlotte Gray s book Gold Diggers Striking It Rich in the Klondike and follows a variety of individuals as they flood into the Klondike in search of gold. Ridley Scott is serving as executive producer, and said Klondike was the last great gold rush one which triggered a flood of prospectors illequipped, emotionally or otherwise, for the extreme and grueling conditions of the remote Yukon wilderness. The personal adventures are as epic as the landscape, where ambition, greed, sex and murder, as well as their extraordinary efforts to literally strike it rich, are all chronicled by a young Jack London himself. Paul Scheuring, Josh Goldin and Rachel Abramowitz are penning the script. ........

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