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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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 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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Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

20 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Klondike See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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(3 parts)

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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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 Klash (2013) See more »

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Just falls short...
24 January 2014 | by canuckteachSee all my reviews

Klondike was much-hyped on Discovery, and looked interesting. As a period-piece, it works on some levels, offering a gritty look at the Gold-rush era in the Yukon. However, the story-telling and logic of the plot is sadly wanting. It's almost as if the scriptwriters didn't want to use any clichés in their dialogue - so, they wrote obscure, pompous phrases that are not clichés - but they don't make any sense either. I wouldn't say that the acting is flawed - Tim Roth is brilliant as a psycho land baron-villain - but the lines they are given just don't explain the plot or what the characters are supposed to be thinking.

We watched 'Alaska-Ultimate Survivor' during which we saw how real-life survival experts dealt with frigid cold, especially after unexpected encounters with icy water. The Director should have watched that series before setting up some of his shots. (Once your core temperature drops, so do you).

There was also some explicit 'skin' scenes, thrown in to further narcotize the viewers who may have been nodding off. Unnecessary. Try writing a realistic script instead, Ridley Scott!


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