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'Klondike': Interesting Tidbits About Filming the Epic Gold Rush Tale

Discovery Channel premiered its first mini-series,  Klondike , last night about two friends who head to Dawson City in 1897 in what is now known as the last Gold Rush. The first installment brought a record Monday night audience for the channel with over 3 million viewers tuning in to watch the epic adventure. //www.buddytv.com/articles/remote-patrol/klondike-interesting-tidbits-a-52371.aspx

'Klondike's' Richard Madden gained 'cuts, bruises and strength'

Zap2it: Was there more of a code of honor in the 1890s, when this was set?Richard Madden: I think within certain men, definitely, within (his character) Bill Haskell, 100 percent. After Byron was shot, he wants to take that man home to his family. That is the honorable thing to do.Zap2it: Haskell seems more about finding his friend's murderer and avenging his death than the reason everyone else is up there -- gold. What is his motivation?Richard Madden: His motivation, for me, I realized toward the end of filming -- he went up there with this idea of the world, and it gets pushed and challenged when his friend is shot so unjustly and so mysteriously. It destroys his image of the world being such a good place, and brilliant things can happen. And that is a big thing of trying to solve the problem of who shot Epstein, then the world can go back... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/klondikes-richard-madden-gained-cuts-bruises-and-strength.html

'Klondike' and 'Game of Thrones' star Richard Madden is a fan of Parker Schnabel from 'Gold Rush'

During the Television Critics Association winter press tour earlier this month, Discovery Channel threw a party on the hotel's back lawn, themed to its scripted gold-mining miniseries "Klondike,"which premieres Monday (Jan. 20).On hand to tape a special "Klondike"-centric episode of "Gold Rush: The Dirt" was "Gold Rush" executive producer Christo Doyle and teenage miner Parker Schnabel. In front of a temporary Alaskan saloon was a local horseman and his equine pal, Magi. Doyle hopped up to shoot an intro for "The Dirt," but Schnabel satisfied himself with just saying hello.Before the horseplay, they sat down with Zap2it to discuss the meeting between "Game of Thrones" and "Klondike" star Richard Madden and Schnabel."When Richard Madden showed up," Doyle says, "I went to his trailer and said, 'Hey, are you a 'Gold Rush' fan?' And he said, 'Is Parker Schnabel here?' I'm like, 'Come on, you're acting. You've got to be acting.' And he said, 'No.'"He asked me,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/klondike-and-game-of-thrones-star-richard-madden-is-fan-of-parker-schnabel-from-gold-rush.html

"Klondike" Themed Episode of Discovery Channel's "The Dirt" to Air Monday, January 20 at 7PM

Co-stars Richard Madden, Abbie Cornish, Johnny Simmons and Conor Leslie will appear on the installment, as will "Gold Rush's" Parker Schnabel, "Dakota" Fred Hurt and Dustin Hurt.   Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2014/01/20/klondike-themed-episode-of-discovery-channels-the-dirt-to-air-monday-january-20-at-7pm-12313/20140120discovery01/

On the Set: Discovery Goes for Gold With Klondike

  Winter is coming...to the set of Klondike . The crew of Discovery's first-ever scripted show cranks up the snow machine as stars Richard Madden and Sam Shepard button up their wool coats and two buses unload dozens of extras dressed in heavy 19th-century garb. The only problem? It's actually a beautiful May day on the Calgary set, with temperatures hovering in the high 80s....   //www.tvguide.com/News/Klondike-Discovery-On-the-Set-1076363.aspx?rss=breakingnews