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The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Abbie Cornish ...  Belinda Mulrooney 6 episodes, 2014
Marton Csokas ...  The Superintendent 6 episodes, 2014
Ian Hart ...  Soapy Smith 6 episodes, 2014
Greg Lawson ...  Goodman 6 episodes, 2014
Conor Leslie ...  Sabine 6 episodes, 2014
Richard Madden ...  Bill Haskell 6 episodes, 2014
Tim Blake Nelson ...  Meeker 6 episodes, 2014
Johnny Simmons ...  Jack London 6 episodes, 2014
Tim Roth ...  The Count 6 episodes, 2014
Sam Shepard ...  Father Judge 6 episodes, 2014
Michael Greyeyes ...  Tlingit Leader 6 episodes, 2014
Dustin MacDougall ...  Hush 6 episodes, 2014
Augustus Prew ...  Byron Epstein 6 episodes, 2014
Colin Cunningham ...  Swiftwater Bill 4 episodes, 2014
Ron Selmour ...  Sundown 4 episodes, 2014
Scott McAdam ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 2014
Brian Markinson ...  Cavendesh 2 episodes, 2014
Bill Baksa Bill Baksa ...  Bartender / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Rohan Campbell ...  First Mate 2 episodes, 2014
Sophia Lauchlin Hirt ...  Maid Mary 2 episodes, 2014
Cliff Liknes Cliff Liknes ...  Scumbag #1 2 episodes, 2014
Mitchell Verigin ...  Foley 2 episodes, 2014
Neil Webb ...  Card Playing Mountie 2 episodes, 2014
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The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s 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. Written by Discovery Channel

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Embark on a quest for untold riches, but stake your claim or dig your grave. See more »


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The Swiss army rucksacks used by the two main protagonists, when hiking to the Klondike valley, were not in use until the 1950's. The speckled green canvas was a mixture of nettle and flax, invented during the Second World War. See more »

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Featured in Gold Rush: The Dirt: Klondike (2014) See more »

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Not bad for Discovery Channel
22 January 2014 | by badlandSee all my reviews

I watched it all and didn't mind it,know some of the producers who do a good job productionwise. There are errors, lots of them, like wolves chasing after humans, very rare. Also mounties, or North West Mounted Police were not against native Indians like American cavalry, in fact they were incorporated with the intention of keeping American whiskey traders in Montana.

There was not a lot of killing as portrayed here (stolen from Deadwood), in fact very little as the Mounties kept it clean. The idea of the Indians being hung is a little far fetched also. As with all things like this, the mounties didn't allow any murders, etc. Remember, this is Canada, not California gold rush or Black Hills gold rush where killing and lawbreaking was the norm. Women couldn't get into a beer parlour in 1969 without a male escort. Yeah, beer PARLOUR, not bar.

In truth, Klondike was not even close to Deadwood in crime. Eh? But anyways, a nice 3 episodes, not very true, but what the heck, neither was The Butler.


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20 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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