Chris Cooper bringing his maniacal laugh to Klondike

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Busy film fella Chris Cooper (“The Muppets”, “Remember Me”) will transition to TV with the leading role in Discover Channel’s “Klondike” mini-series.

According to Deadline, the Ridley Scott-produced offering lenses next month in Alberta, Canada.

Based on Charlotte Gray’s novel Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich In The Klondike, the mini tells the story of six strangers and their collective fight for survival and wealth in a small, frontier town in the remote Klondike. Cooper will play Father Judge, who has come to Klondike to atone for his violent past on a mission to save souls.

Discovery seems to be following in the footsteps of The History Channel whose entrance into scripted series, “Hatfields & McCoys”, attracted a name cast and entertained while informed of a pivotal mark in the history books.