Winter is coming...to the set of Klondike. The crew of Discovery's first-ever scripted show cranks up the snow machine as stars Richard Madden and Sam Shepard button up their wool coats and two buses unload dozens of extras dressed in heavy 19th-century garb. The only problem? It's actually a beautiful May day on the Calgary set, with temperatures hovering in the high 80s....
Abbie Cornish, Richard Madden
Discovery is going for the gold this winter with its first original scripted project, Klondike, a true story of two adventurers traveling west during the 1890s gold rush. Starring Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) and Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch), the six-hour miniseries will run for three consecutive nights beginning on Monday, Jan. 20 at 9/8c.
Here's your first look at a brand new promo for Klondike featuring plenty of fortune, treacherous terrain, murder and a revealing peek at Cornish soaking it all up.
Ryan Phillippe courtesy Universal Pictures
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