Ele­men­tal and dra­matic

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made it dif­fi­cult to talk.

Ab­bie Cor­nish, who plays a Daw­son City power player tougher than most of the male prospec­tors, be­lieves the bit­ter cir­cum­stances en­hanced the work of the cast, which also in­cludes Os­car nom­i­nee Tim Roth as the eight-hour story’s most das­tardly black hat.

“There was some­thing very ele­men­tal, very chal­leng­ing, and very dra­matic about the land­scape and about the weather that told us very quickly what th­ese char­ac­ters would have felt like,” said the Aus­tralian ac­tress, best known to US au­di­ences for her star­ring role in Sucker Punch.

“It was kind of nice to have some­thing phys­i­cal come in and re­ally take over.”

Even if Klondike hits pay dirt, don’t ex­pect a sec­ond sea­son. The minis­eries wraps up with a coda that makes it al­most im­pos­si­ble to re­visit the ma­jor char­ac­ters, al­though a spinoff with a young Jack Lon­don, who makes a fleet­ing ap­pear­ance, is en­tic­ing.

But it does sound like Dis­cov­ery is ded­i­cated to more scripted se­ries, even if it only means a cou­ple of projects a year.

“We have to see how peo­ple re­spond to Klondike,” Gavin said. “Then we want to be lean and mean in how we move for­ward.” — Star Tri­bune (Min­neapo­lis)/ McClatchy-Tri­bune In­for­ma­tion Ser­vices

ac­tors richard Mad­den and ab­bie Cor­nish dur­ing the dis­cov­eryChan­nel–Klondike panel dis­cus­sion. – Fred­er­ick M. brown/Getty Im­ages/aFP

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