on incredible true events and
with an all-star cast, the terrific hit US
mini-series Klondike tells the story
of two ambitious young men who brave
the savage land of turn-of-the-century
Yukon and face the violent men who
would fight to the death in their quest
AFTER GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE in 1897, the highly-ambitious Bill Haskell (Richard
Madden: Game of Thrones) and his best friend, gifted gambler Byron 'Ep'
Epstein (Augustus Prew), are attracted by the promise of striking gold and make
a perilous journey with a "hatful of hope" to seek their fortune.
Spurred on by the gold nugget given to them in Colorado Springs by a man who
had already made his fortune, the two friends take his advice and head for the
untapped hills around the Yukon's Dawson City.
is an exciting period
drama that is well-
written, with a terrific
cast, likeable lead
yellow fever can drive men's minds to madness in their determination to stake
a claim to a successful mine. Bill and EP enter a savage land where dangerous
terrain and deadly enemies lie ahead as the story unfolds in the compelling
hit US mini-series Klondike, beginning in June, 1897, in the Chilkoot
Pass in Southern Alaska
A long line of weary men make their way up the perilous snow-covered slopes,
dragging behind them the tools they will need to mine gold as they climb the
forbidding mountain. Not all of them will make it.
By July the survivors are in the beautiful valley surrounding Bennett Lake,
where they meet the lovely Sabine (Conor Leslie), who may not be all she seems.
At the Yukon River, they encounter Indians and the tough but kind-hearted Father
Judge (Sam Shepard: Mud), who plans to build his church in Dawson City.
Bill and EP are befriended by Jack London (Johnny Simmons) in Dawson City and
Bill becomes attracted to the beautiful wood mill owner Belinda Mulrooney (Abbie
Cornish: Robocop 2014). They also meet the ruthless gangster known as
The Count (Tim Roth: Pulp Fiction), who wants to own the whole town and
doesn't care how he gets it.
Facing avalanches, wild rapids, hungry wolves, a bitter winter, suspicion from
other miners, prejudice, typhus and, ultimately, tragedy, the would-be miners
discover a hostile and lawless land where trust is something that needs to be
earned and danger lurks in every shadow.
Klondike gained critical acclaim in the US before the UK premiere on
Discovery Channel. The series takes its inspiration from Charlotte Gray's book
Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike and is beautifully filmed
in Alberta, Canada. Klondike is an exciting period drama that is well-written,
with a terrific cast, likeable lead characters and well-timed cliff-hangers.
Klondike also features: Tim Blake Nelson (Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?)
as Meeker; Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) as Soapy
Smith; Nicholas Campbell as Beckett; Marton Csokas as Superintendant; Greg Lawson
as Goodman; Colin Cunningham as Swiftwater Bill; Mikaela Cochrane as Courtesan
1; Sarah Troyen as Courtesan 2; and Michael Greyeyes, a Plains Cree from Saskatchewan.
Series Music is by Adrian Johnstone; Cinematography is by Mike Eley, BSC; Writing
Credits: Rachel Abramowitz, Charlotte Gray (also a Consulting Producer), Joshua
Goldin and Paul Scheuring; Producers are: Clara George, Chad Oakes, Michael
Frislev; Executive Producers include Michael Rosenberg, David W Zucker and the
legendary multi-award winning Ridley Scott (Alien; Gladiator);
and Directed by Simon Cellan Jones
doesn't kill you makes you a fortune in the hit US mini-series Klondike
that comes to DVD in the UK from EntertainmentOne on 5 May 2014. Running Time:
272 Minutes Approximately | Episodes: 6 | Catalogue Number: EO5181D | Extras:
Discovering Klondike Feature.
"Klondike is an exciting period drama that is well-written, with a terrific
cast, likeable lead characters and well-timed cliff-hangers" Maggie
"A rousing, old-fashioned adventure" USA Today
"Discovery stakes a claim on drama in Klondike and it pays off"
The Wall Street Journal
"Boasting a first-rate cast, an increasingly engrossing narrative and frequently
awe-inspiring visuals" Variety
"Bold, cinematic, on-location action" The Hollywood Reporter