It's quite a week for those who enjoy rugged armchair escapism of the historical epic variety. First came the three nights of Discovery's enjoyable gold-rush melodrama Klondike (repeated in its entirety on Saturday, starting at 9:30 am/8:30c), during which Jack London (played by Johnny Simmons) is heard rhapsodizing, "What you're looking at here is a walking, talking novel," as he surveys the squalor and violent desperation teeming throughout Dawson City, the miniseries' Yukon frontier setting.
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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.