STRIKING IT RICH
Discovery’s first scripted mini-series, announced last year, is based on Charlotte Gray’s book Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike. Her tale brings to life the story of six strangers and their collective fight for survival and wealth in a small frontier town in the remote Klondike.
Klondike follows the lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our heroes in a land full of undiscovered wealth, but ravaged by harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters including greedy businessmen, seductive courtesans and native tribes witnessing the destruction of their people and land by opportunistic entrepreneurs.
Having just graduated, two friends travel thousands of miles to Dawson City in the summer of 1897, to strike it rich by finding gold in the Klondike.
Still determined to find out who killed his companion, Haskell continues to work his claim, as Belinda and the Count escalate their battle to control business in Dawson City.
Having discovered gold on his claim, William Haskell soon decides to leave Dawson City, but not before he has avenged the murder of his friend.