Richard Madden, Abbie Cornish in Discovery Channel’s “Klondike” cast

Richard Madden, Abbie Cornish in Discovery Channel’s “Klondike” cast

PanARMENIAN.Net - Discovery Channel is putting the finishing touches on the cast for its first original scripted program, six-hour miniseries Klondike, Deadline said.

Game Of Thrones’ Richard Madden, Augustus Prew (Charlie St. Cloud), Abbie Cornish (RoboCop), Ian Hart (Luck), Johnny Simmons (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower), Conor Leslie (Chained), Tim Roth and Tim Blake Nelson are set or in negotiations to join Chris Cooper in the project, produced by Scott Free Prods., Discovery Entertainment One and Nomadic Pictures.

Based on Charlotte Gray’s novel Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich In The Klondike, the mini tells the story of six strangers and their collective fight for survival and wealth in a small, frontier town in the remote Klondike.

Directed by Simon Cellan Jones from a script by Paul Scheuring, Josh Goldin and Rachel Abramowitz, Klondike centers on childhood best friends Bill Haskell (Madden) and Byron Epstein (Prew) who head west in 1897 to seek their fortune in the Yukon Territories during the gold rush, where they face a harrowing journey of adventure, excitement and danger at every turn. Cornish plays the female lead Belinda, the powerful eyes and ears of Dawson City who owns the mill and the loan shop and doesn’t think very highly of those seeking a fortune in gold.

Hart plays Soapy Smith, an irrepressible Yukon con man and pick pocket. Simmons plays Jack London, a heavy drinker and adrenaline junkie who’s determined to write a shelf full of novels about his experiences. Leslie plays Sabine, an ambitious local beauty. Roth plays The Count; Nelson plays Meeker.

 Top stories
They’ll kick off the tour April 6 in Los Angeles before heading to Europe, where the trek resumes April 10 in London.
Over the weekend, System of a Down returned to the stage to perform at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas event in Inglewood.
The Thompson Gallery and the Armenian Museum of America have joined forces to present the 5-part exhibition series.
“Animating the Word: The Legacy of Iran’s Minority Calligraphic Traditions” will open on Dec 10 and run until Dec 30.
Partner news
Aznavour: The Legend Returns

“The voice of a seemingly extinct volcano which sings to your heart, rather than ears..is heard throughout the world,” Aznavour’s biographer Yves Salgues wrote.