Based on Charlotte Gray’s book “Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike,” the 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 (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. 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.
Featuring an all-star cast of homegrown talent including Richard Madden (King of the North Robb Stark on Game of Thrones, A Promise), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs), Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, My Mad Fat Diary) and August Prew (The Village, About a Boy), a ratings smash for Discovery Channel U.S. delivering 3.4 million viewers for the first episode, KLONDIKE tells the powerful story of the last great Gold Rush in our history.