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Klondike - Preview

Klondike

Preview by Jack Foley

GAME of Thrones star Richard Madden and Abbie Cornish (Robocop 2014) head up an all-star cast that includes Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction), Sam Shepard (Mud), Tim Blake Nelson (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?) and Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) in the hit US mini-series Klondike.

Coming to DVD on May 5, 2014, the show is produced by the legendary multi-award winning Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) and has been gaining critical-acclaim in the US ahead of its UK premiere on Discovery Channel later this month.

Based on incredible true events, the six-part adventure about the ruthless and cut-throat quest for gold in turn-of-the-century America takes its inspiration from Charlotte Gray’s book, Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike.

Synopsis:

Having just graduated from college, the highly ambitious Bill Haskell (Madden), along with his best friend set off for the Yukon to stake claim on the gold that remains untapped in the hills near Dawson City.

However, the trek quickly becomes more treacherous than they could have ever imagined with perilous rapids, avalanches and savage wolves standing between them and their fortune.

Once they reach Dawson City Bill meets beautiful businesswoman Belinda Mulrooney (Cornish), the two are instantly drawn to one another but when Haskell crosses the path of the ruthless local gangster known only as The Count (Roth) he soon realises that the real danger is only just beginning.

Read our Klondike feature

Win Klondike on DVD

To celebrate the release of Klondike on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday, May 5, 2014, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on DVD. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who wrote the book upon which Klondike is based?

Simply send the answer to Klondike competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Certificate: 15
Running Time: 272 mins approx (6 episodes)
UK DVD & Blu-ray Release: May 5, 2014