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[04/13/20 - 09:23 AM]
National Geographic Announces Memorial Day Premiere for Limited Series "Barkskins" with Back-to-Back Episodes Over Four Weeks Beginning Monday, May 25, at 9/8c
The eight-part limited series, created by Elwood Reid and based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Annie Proulx, transports viewers to the wild frontier of the late 17th century.

[07/24/19 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 24
Updates include: HBO renews "Los Espookys"; Hulu eyes "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" TV series; and Netflix axes "Designated Survivor," "Tuca & Bertie."

[05/30/19 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 30
Updates include: NBC pulls the plug on "Abby's," "The Enemy Within" and "The Village"; ABC gives pilot order to Nate Bargatze comedy; and Netflix casts leads in "Sweet Magnolias."

[05/14/19 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 14
Updates include: Marcia Gay Harden cast in Nat Geo's "Barkskins"; Sela Ward bows out of CBS's "FBI"; and ABC confirms fates of its remaining pilots.

[04/24/19 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 24
Updates include: Amy Sherman-Palladino to bring "Ninth Street Women" to Amazon; Nickelodeon issues renewal for "Ryan's Mystery Playdate"; and Stacy McKee exits ABC's "Station 19" as showrunner.

[04/17/19 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 17
Updates include: David Thewlis to lead National Geographic's "Barkskins"; Robert Hull named co-showrunner of "God Friended Me" at CBS; and Vera Cherny to recur on USA's "Queen of the South."

[02/11/19 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 11
Updates include: Starz cancels "Counterpart" after two seasons; Jane Levy to lead "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" at NBC; and Hulu passes on pilots for "Less Than Zero," "Search and Destroy."

[12/03/18 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 3
Updates include: National Geographic Channel orders "Barkskins" to series; The CW mulls "Jane the Virgin" spin-off; and Ben Mendelsohn to lead "The Outsider" at HBO.

[04/19/17 - 04:35 PM]
National Geographic Announces Three New Scripted Development Projects
Plus: the network announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of "Mars."

[01/13/17 - 03:26 PM]
National Geographic Acquires David France's How to Survive a Plague for Scott Rudin Productions
The project is the gripping true story of a patient population that seized power over its own care and treatment to push through drugs that turned HIV from a fatal infection to a manageable disease.







BARKSKINS (NGC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/25/20 - 6/15/20
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2019-2020 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, April 2020) BARKSKINS examines the mysterious massacre of settlers in the vast and unforgiving wilds of 1690s New France that threatens to throw the region into all-out war. Likely suspects abound - the English, the Hudson's Bay Company and a band of Kanien'kehá:ka (Iroquois) possibly in league with the English looking to drive the French from the territory - but who or what brought these settlers to such a tragic end? National Geographic's new eight-part limited series, BARKSKINS, created by Elwood Reid and based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Annie Proulx, transports viewers to the wild frontier of the late 17th century. BARKSKINS premieres this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at 9/8c with back-to-back episodes over four weeks. BARKSKINS is set in Wobik, a small settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Quebec. As the Catholic Church sends Jesuit priests to convert the indigenous people, France sends indentured servants to populate its territory, along with "Filles Du Roi" ("Daughters of the King"), young women to be matched with husbands, start families and help the colonies prosper. This disparate group of outcasts, rogues and innocents must navigate brutal hardships, competing interests and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: 1690s New France. "BARKSKINS is a primeval story of survival and the quest to build a civilization out of the endless forest," said Reid, creator and executive producer. "The settlers who've come to seek their fortune in the vast and unforgiving 'New World' - the landless poor, street urchins, religious seekers, rapacious traders and the penniless young women hoping to marry into land and wealth - are met with the brutal reality of their dreams as they attempt to carve their place in it. They find themselves in the forest of the world, a dark and uncaring place, long settled by indigenous nations who view their arrival with disdain, and a recognition that an alliance with these disparate newcomers is increasingly necessary for survival." The series tells a thrilling story of exploration, adventure and ambition among dreamers and fighters - some with a utopian vision of the world, others crass and conniving, but all navigating the perils of a treacherous new frontier. As tensions escalate, unlikely alliances are forged, old antagonisms deepen and new families are formed against the seemingly endless natural riches and hidden dangers of the new American continent. BARKSKINS' depiction of the collision between civilization and commerce is timeless, as is its spirit of adventure, natural wonder and survival of the fittest.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aneurin Barnard as Hamish Goames
· Christian Cooke as Rene Sel
· David Thewlis as Claude Trepagny
· David Wilmot as Constable Bouchard
· James Bloor as Charles Duquet
· Kaniehtiio Horn as Mari
· Lily Sullivan as Delphine
· Marcia Gay Harden as Mathilde Geffard
· Tallulah Haddon as Melissande
· Thomas M. Wright as Elisha Cooke
· Zahn McClarnon as Yvon
CREW INFORMATION:
· Annie Proulx as BOOK/EP
· David Slade as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Eli Bush as EP
· Elwood Reid as CRTR/EP
· Garrett Basch as EP
· Scott Rudin as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fox 21 Television Studios
· Scott Rudin Productions