“Klondike,” the first scripted series from Discovery Channel, concluded its three-episode arc Wednesday (Jan. 22). After following the need for adventure after graduating college, Richard Madden‘s real-life explorer Bill Haskell discovered that his claim in the Yukon actually did yield gold.
He found and lost love with Abbie Cornish‘s Belinda Mulrooney, saw both of his closest friends die in front of him and nearly froze to death himself. Characters in the series suffered from typhus, dysentery and walking pneumonia, and the lack of law enforcement or control in the town of Dawson was displayed in a number of different story arcs.
The six-hour miniseries came to an end with Bill getting out of the Yukon with his gold — and most of his dignity — intact. But the story, as we discover, continues after the final shot airs. Bill later returned to the Klondike after the events of this series, where he wasn’t heard from again.
The great acting chops of the cast of “Klondike” and the strong writing and cinematography made Discovery’s first scripted miniseries a solid investment of six hours. Though there won’t be a sequel to this project, chances are another miniseries will be announced sooner rather than later.
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