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Discovery's 'Klondike' taps into the scripted miniseries market
Discovery's 'Klondike' taps into the scripted miniseries market

The Discovery Channel has struck pay dirt with reality shows such as "Gold Rush," "Gold Fever," "Jungle Gold" and "Bering Sea Gold." Now Discovery is digging for treasure in a new vein with its first scripted miniseries, "Klondike." The period drama, which premieres Jan. 20, is set during the Klondike Gold Rush and stars Richard Madden, formerly King of the North Robb Stark on "Game of Thrones." His character, Bill Haskell, eagerly abandons a life of East Coast comfort to seek adventure and fortune in the rugged Yukon Territory. What's the fascination with gold at Discovery? "The genre is successful for us,"...

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