Game of Thrones star Richard Madden and Abbie Cornish head up an all-star cast that includes; Tim Roth, Sam Shepard, Tim Blake Nelson and Ian Hart in the hit US mini-series Klondike. It’s set for release on DVD from Entertainment One on May 5th.
The show is produced by the legendary multi-award winning Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) and has been gaining critical-acclaim in the US. The show had its UK première on The Discovery Channel this week.
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”.
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.
Klondike is released on DVD on May 5th 2014.