An Klondike is the first Western to be made in Ireland and tells the story of the Connolly Brothers; three Irish emigrants who travel from Montana to the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush of the 1890’s in the hope of striking it rich.
In 1897 gold was discovered in the wilds of Northern Alaska and immediately the stampede began. Over 100,000 adventurers, gamblers, con men and fortune-hunters struck out for the remote Klondike Valley gold fields. Amongst them were thousands of Irish emigrants like the Connolly brothers who undertook the dangerous journey to the heart of the Yukon in search of gold and adventure.
An Klondike follows the Connolly brothers from Montana to Dominion Creek, a town on which they will leave a permanent mark. Dominion Creek is a town built on greed in a land that God, if he exists there, has created in anger. The Connollys arrival in Dominion sets in motion a chain of events that leads to a deadly showdown with Jacob Hopkins, the man who runs the town.
An Klondike is created and directed by Dathaí Keane and written by Marcus Fleming. It is produced by Galway based company Abú Media and producer is Pierce Boyce.
Season 1 of An Klondike was financed by BAI, TG4 and Section 481.