While Richard Madden will no longer be gracing our television screens as Robb Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones (R.I.P. King in the North), we’ll soon get the chance to see him do his thing on basic cable when he stars in the new Discovery mini-series, Klondike.

The new role sees Richard heading to the Yukon Territory in the 1890s looking for gold and sporting a passable (but odd for us to hear since it’s coming from the King in the North) American accent. The show looks like it’s going to be pretty intense, with loads of drama, action, and romance packed into the trailer. Who knew panning for gold was so riveting?

The new series is executive produced by superstar director Ridley Scott, and judging from the trailer, it looks as polished and expensive as a big-budget Hollywood movie. The new series debuts on Discovery in January, 2014, and we’re psyched to see Richard back on TV— even if it is just for a limited time!

Of course, if this mini-series isn't enough Richard for your Robb-loving heart, you can also catch him in an upcoming adaptation of Cinderella.

Check out the trailer for Klondike below!

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