19 March 2013 9:54 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Discovery’s first-ever scripted miniseries, Klondike, continues to dig up more talent — today adding Game of ThronesRichard Madden, film star Tim Blake Nelson and two others to its cast.

Based on Charlotte Gray’s book Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike and set in the late 1890s, Klondike follows six strangers and their collective fight for survival and wealth in a small, frontier town. Madden will fill one of two lead roles, Bill Haskell, who with his best friend Epstein braves the next gold rush in the untamed Yukon Territory.

Nelson will play a man named Meekor, »

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