Starring Sam Shepard, this is Discovery's first ever scripted mini-series. The show is based on Charlotte Gray's book "Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike" and is about folks fighting for survival in a remote town. As we understand it, while folks could get rich in the Alaskan gold rush, it wasn't actually always the easiest thing to do. After all, Alaska isn't a terribly hospitable environment. Plus, there were some less than reputable individuals out there in Alaska at that time looking for easier ways than digging for gold to get rich.