Based on Canadian journalist Charlotte Gray’s novel Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich In The Klondike Discovery Channel has given the green light to their new mini series titled Klondike. The series about the gold rush that overtook Alaska’s Yukon Territory in the 19th century and will star t Academy Award nominated actor Sam Shepard,who will be playing the role of Father Judge. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Philip Kaufman’s The Right Stuff. He is also a screenwriter, director and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. The casting directors for the new Discovery Channel series Klondike are now taking applications for male and female actors for several extra and feature roles in the series, do not miss out on your chance to auditions, apply now!The mini-series, previously announced last year, is based on Charlotte Gray’s book Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike, and brings to life the tale about 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 undertake the next, 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.
The casting directors at Discovery are now taking applications for male and female actors of all ages for several main characters and extras for Klondike. if you are interested in auditioning pleaes submit your inforamtion along with a photo and contact iformation. Please keep checking back often for more inforamtion on casting locations and dates and the premier date of Klondike, and as always leave us a comment and let us know what you think about Discovery’s move into scripted series.