Trailer for Klondike feat. Richard Madden and his accent + promotional pictures + character stuff
Former Game of Thrones star Richard Madden’s new project Klondike has a trailer full of action, drama, romance and adventure.Discovery’s miniseries stars Madden and Augustus Prew (The Borgias) as childhood best friends in 1897 who head seek their fortune in the Yukon Territories during the gold rush. The production prided itself on shooting in authentic environments and using practical effects — avoiding CGI whenever possible (so when Madden is trekking across a mountaintop or riding river rapids, he’s actually doing it). Klondike premieres in January. This first trailer looks great. Check it out below. “You either leave with your gold or with your soul.”
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Bill Haskell (Richard Madden)
Dreading a lifetime spent working behind a desk, Bill Haskell sets out to carve a place for himself in the booming times of the Klondike Gold Rush. He and his best friend Byron Epstein leave New York City and make the months-long journey to Dawson City and the gold fields of the Klondike. Handsome, intelligent and ambitious, Bill catches the attention of Belinda Mulrooney, one of Dawson’s most prominent figures. After some early trouble in town, he stakes his claim out on the creeks and sets about the business of mining gold. It isn’t long before Bill becomes consumed with finding gold and leverages everything he owns on the promise of a pay streak. He soon realizes that only a lucky few will strike it rich and as winter sets in, those lucky few become prey for the unlucky. To survive, Bill must fight desperate men, his own lust for revenge and the mighty, unforgiving Klondike.
Belinda Mulrooney (Abbie Cornish)
Belinda Mulrooney knows that in 1897, the only place where a woman can make her mark and maintain her independence is in a town like Dawson City. A place so isolated and remote that gender is an afterthought to people in need of shelter and supplies to stay alive. A shrewd businesswoman, Belinda made it to Dawson early and began selling the goods she brought with her to the miners. With the money she made, she doubled-down and began buying businesses, then real estate. By the time the Klondike Gold Rush was in full swing, she was set up nicely as the hotel, restaurant and sawmill magnate of Dawson. While building her dream property, The Fairview Hotel (the soon to be largest and finest hotel in all of the Klondike) two men arrive in Dawson that upset her focus and her power – Bill Haskell and The Count.
Father Judge (Sam Shepard)
Like the other men who come to Dawson City, Father Judge has a burning ambition. But his quest is for the souls of the miners, not the gold in the dirt. In a town filled with greed, envy and a willingness to kill over a few ounces of treasure, Judge knows the risks he is taking. He establishes a church in the middle of Dawson hoping to attract wayward men and women in need of salvation. He gets his wish, but it’s not at all how he imagined.
The Count (Tim Roth)
A dangerous man of questionable nobility, The Count comes to Dawson and upends Belinda's world when he makes a play to be the new land baron of Dawson City. He sets his sights on a property owned by Father Judge, the only priest in town, and makes it clear that Judge’s relationship with the church won’t stop him from taking what he wants. In lawless Dawson, The Count’s wickedness knows no bounds and he employees a posse of murderous outlaws to make sure his desires are met.
Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson)
A man of few words and maybe not the best education, Joe Meeker knows a lot more than he lets on. Behind the hound dog eyes and ever-present corn cob pipe is a man with a fierce streak of loyalty running through him. He and Bill Haskell eventually find their paths crossing out at the claims. Joe’s steady ways prove to be just what Bill needs when the Klondike seems hell-bent on destroying him.
Soapy Smith (Ian Hart)
Soapy Smith is an opportunist looking to turn any situation into a buck. He has no interest in mining for gold. His goldmines are the miners themselves, their naiveté and their misfortunes. Sometimes charming, but always untrustworthy, he moves about Dawson and the mining camps with ease. But that all changes when the law comes to town.
Byron Epstein (Augustus Prew)
Byron Epstein has an influence over his good friend Bill Haskell that changes both their lives. With his cavalier, devil-may-care attitude, Byron sees a world of opportunities in the Klondike and it’s his prompting that starts the two friends on their dramatic journey across treacherous terrain and into Dawson City.
Sabine (Conor Leslie)
Beautiful Sabine charms her way to Dawson City looking to trade on her looks and make a quick killing as a courtesan. But the dangerous boomtown has a way of turning dreams into dust and her world spirals into a place darker than she bargained for. It isn’t until an unlikely player intercedes that Sabine finds any chance at redemption.
Jack London (Johnny Simmons)
Jack London is in Dawson for the stories and the adventure. Jack envisions himself a famous writer, gathering the stories that will make him a legend. He spends most of his time drinking, listening and writing. He makes it out of Dawson and back to fame and fortune, but the Klondike takes her cut – he arrived at 19 and after one season leaves a toothless alcoholic looking 30.
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