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 5 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 2 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 ...  Scumbag #1 2 episodes, 2014
Mitchell Verigin ...  Foley 2 episodes, 2014
Neil Webb ...  Card Playing Mountie 2 episodes, 2014


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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What doesn't kill you makes you a fortune. 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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Thank Gosh THAT'S Over!
22 January 2014 | by jmillerdpSee all my reviews

Man, six interminable hours! Tons of commercials. And, for what? Something that would've been much better in a two-hour documentary.

Discovery has done well with other projects, like "The Challenger Disaster" with William Hurt. But, they definitely chose the wrong people to helm this project! This whole thing is like a watered-down version of "Deadwood," or something like that. Just lots of ugliness with no real point. Tim Roth is, by far, the chief irritant here. He's doing his thousandth (or so!) portrayal of the sociopath who gets off on tormenting people before killing them.

Even though it takes pretty much forever to get there, the synopsis of this miniseries is: hard-working people mine for gold, and scumbags kill them off to get their gold. That's it! The script endlessly meanders and has no narrative thrust. The direction is uninspired. The cinematography is muddy. The score seems disassociated from the goings on.

In short, please skip it! (Unless this reaches you too late. Sorry 'bout that!)

** (2 Out of 10 Stars)

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Release Date:

20 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Klondike See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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